Associate professor – Impacts of ocean acidification and climate change on seaweed based coastal ecosystems

Reference No: HAS 77/12
Type: Academic
Location: Hobart
School/Section: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
Appointment: Tenurable
Availability: Internal & External
Closing Date: Friday, 27 April 2012

This is in an ongoing academic staff appointment in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania. IMAS aspires to become the leading global institution for temperate marine, Southern Ocean, and Antarctic studies, and offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment. Hobart’s marine and Antarctic research community numbers ca 1000 staff at the University of Tasmania, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, and the Australian Antarctic Division. The University provides excellent employment benefits and a pleasant working environment, while Hobart offers an unparalleled lifestyle with a vibrant culture and unique natural environment.

This position is for a research scientist and educator dedicated to these goals. It requires high-level expertise in marine botany, ocean acidification, and climate impacts on marine ecosystems. Areas of special interest include seaweed carbon and nitrogen physiology responses of macroalgal communities to climate change, seaweed hydrodynamics and biomechanics, and the development of elevated CO2 incubation methodologies. The successful candidate will be able to work across a range of multi-disciplinary programs to contribute expertise and leadership to current and new IMAS project teams.

The position requires commitment to the development of research programs, including the pursuit of external research funds through grant applications and collaborative projects. The appointee will exhibit strong outreach and external liaison/development skills and a keen interest in disseminating research outputs to the broader community through varied avenues.

The appointment will be at Academic Level D and an attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply as the University is seeking to increase the number of women in senior academic and administrative positions.

For further information about this position please contact Professor Tom Trull, on +61 3 6226 2582 or email

The following occupational health and safety risk factors have been identified for this position:

Keyboard/Mouse Work, Driving, Sitting (including travelling between campuses) and/or standing for extended periods, Laboratory or Workshop activities, Working in remote locations, Working under pressure, including working to constant deadlines and/or in the resolution of conflict

All potential applicants should take these risk factors into consideration when determining their capacity to undertake the duties of the position.

You may submit your application by post or fax – address and fax numbers are provided on the Final checklist for Applicants in the Job application Package – alternatively you may email your application to


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