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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Apply now Job No:511796
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($69,342.89 - $92,782.26)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences at UQ has an outstanding program of research in evolution, global change biology, ecology, marine science including aquaculture, behaviour, physiology, entomology, zoology, botany, genomics, development and conservation biology. World-class infrastructure, proximity to stunning habitats and biodiversity, and our tropical-subtropical location contribute to our unique working environment. The School hosts two research discipline centres, The Ecology Centre and the Centre for Marine Science and the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Research hub as well as being a node for the Australian Research Councils Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work within the project "Towards maximising the resilience of coastal ecosystems in Singapore and tropical Australia" with Catherine Lovelock (UQ), Danwei Huang (NUS), Dan Friess (NUS), Peter Todd (NUS), Ian Young (U Melb), Ryan Lowe (UWA) and James Gilmour (AIMS). She/he will leverage on the knowledge of a team of experts from Singapore and Australia to contribute to understanding of the role of tropical coastal ecosystems in coastal protection.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. marine science, marine ecology, coastal engineering, geospatial analyses) and demonstrated skills and experience in spatial biophysical analysis and modelling, and marine ecology. We are seeking a person who has demonstrated experience in organising workshops; evidence of a strong publication record; an ability to establish effect relationships and the capacity to work with and coordinate a diverse group of scientists; possess evidence of a contribution to collaborative research, including the ability to work collaboratively with remote colleagues.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University‚Äôs Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 6 months at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range of $70,729 - $94,637p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. 

Position Description

Download File PD_Postdoctoral Research Fellow _511796.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Catherine Lovelock on

To Apply

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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