Reference: 108455
Element: Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the environmental sciences, especially in relation to the water sciences. This research is currently focused within the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), established in 2006 as one of the University’s areas of strategic research investment.

Further information about ARI, its research and research programs, and dedicated staff can be found on the Australian Rivers Institute website.

This is a fixed term (four years), full time position based at the Gold Coast campus.

The Project

A new research program to assess and enhance the health of coastal wetlands around the world is recruiting scientists with a productive record and experience in marine ecosystems.

This is an opportunity to be part of a major initiative promoting the health of key ecosystems – mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass and estuaries – and to advance the science of urbanisation, multiple stressors, climate responses and automated monitoring. Researchers will work in a supportive team with complementary skills in ecology, statistical modelling, big data, automation and science communication.

This four-year, internationally funded program is based at Griffith University’s largest campus on the Gold Coast, Southeast Queensland, Australia. This is a hub for marine science, in a city surrounded by surf beaches, estuarine wetlands and montane rainforest, and with easy access to two international airports.

The role:
The Research Fellow, Marine Ecology (Grade 1/Grade 2) will have a key role leading assessments of wetland health globally, and assist in modelling management scenarios to increase the effectiveness of coastal management.
The person:
The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in a relevant field,  have research experience in habitats such as mangroves, seagrass or saltmarsh, and preferably experience with assessment of the health of marine ecosystems. They will have evidence of high-impact publications, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively within a team.

Griffith University values gender equality, diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to persons from all backgrounds and identities. It offers a supportive and flexible working environment with excellent working conditions. For further information, follow this link https://www.griffith.edu.au/equity.

Salary range:
Research Fellow, Grade 1: $70,744 – $83,217 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $82,771- $97,365 per annum.

Research Fellow, Grade 2: $90,698 – $107, 706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 – $126, 017 per annum.

Application requirements:
Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.

(Please address the selection criteria for the level (Grade 1 or 2) for which you are applying).

  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications; highlighting key publications in high-impact journals;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date.  All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:
Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking the following link and searching for reference number 108455:


For further information about this role, please contact Professor Rod Connolly, Program Director by email: [email protected].

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

Closing date: Friday 27 April 2018 at 5.00pm Brisbane AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

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