[Coral-List] PhD position - AIMS at JCU

Carly Randall c.randall at aims.gov.au
Sun Jul 26 22:33:08 UTC 2020

PhD position available in coral larval biology, recruitment dynamics, and community ecology at James Cook University (JCU) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)through the AIMS at JCU Program.

We are seeking a PhD student to examine coral recruitment ecology and post-settlement survival dynamics. The student will join a team that is focused on identifying drivers of mortality for a diversity of critical reef-building coral species for the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (https://www.gbrrestoration.org/home) at AIMS, in collaboration with JCU. The student will work collaboratively with a team that includes Drs. Carly Randall (AIMS), David Bourne (JCU), and Andrew Negri (AIMS) and will be expected to develop independent research projects that complement the overall team goals.

Ideal applicants will have a strong background in quantitative marine biology or ecology (with a bachelor's degree with honours and/or master's degree), strong analytical skills with a competence in R, a proven record of publication with excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated potential to conduct intensive field and laboratory research, both independently and as part of a cross-institutional team.
This is a 4-year position that will be supported through an AIMS at JCU scholarship and includes a stipend, tuition, and benefits. More information about the project and how to apply can be found on the AIMS at JCU website https://aims.jcu.edu.au/

Interested applicants should contact Carly Randall (c.randall at aims.gov.au<mailto:c.randall at aims.gov.au>) by Fri. 21 Aug. 2020 with a single PDF file that includes:
1) a current CV including contact information for 3 references;
2) a brief statement/cover letter (<500 words) outlining your interest and suitability for the position; and
3) 1-2 writing samples (publication, term paper, etc...)

The selected applicant will then be supported to develop a proposal and apply for the AIMS at JCU scholarship, due 30 Sept. 2020.

Candidates are also encouraged to simultaneously lodge their interest for the PhD positions associated with the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program at https://www.gbrrestoration.org/enquiry-form

Australian citizens and international students already in-country are strongly encouraged to apply.

Carly J. Randall, PhD
Benthic and Restoration Ecologist
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMB No. 3 | Townsville | QLD 4810 | Australia
email C.Randall at aims.gov.au<mailto:C.Randall at aims.gov.au> | office 0747 534 213 | Google Scholar Profile<https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=KOolahcAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao> |  www.aims.gov.au<http://www.aims.gov.au/>

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