ARC Research Associate – Ocean acidification on benthic marine life

Job no: 493373
Work type: Fixed term – Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences

Closing date: 10 April 2015

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as biomedical sciences, agricultural, environmental and earth sciences, and photonics, the faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Sciences brings together the internationally acclaimed and contemporary disciplines of cellular and molecular biology, ecology and environmental sciences, genetics, genomics & evolutionary biology delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research with both national relevance and global outreach and networks in the public and private sectors.

We seek to appoint a Research Associate for an ARC Discovery Project titled “Regime change: when and how do ecological subordinates turn dominant?”. This ARC project involves researchers from The University of Adelaide, Southern Cross University, and universities from the USA, Canada and Italy.

Position requirements

You should have:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, or comparable relevant experience
  • Experience with marine ecological research, in particular designing, running and interpreting ocean acidification experiments in laboratory or mesocosms
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining equipment necessary for ocean acidification experiments or similar
  • Well-developed research skills, demonstrated by publications in leading scientific journals
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team

Salary: (Level A) $60,303 – $81,836 per annum. The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level depending on qualifications and relevant experience. * A minimum of $76,238 (Level A Step 6) per annum is payable to the holder of a PhD.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This fixed-term position is available for two years full-time, or pro-rata part-time, from June 2015. Actual start date will be by negotiation with the selected candidate.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Professor Sean Connell, telephone: + 61 8 8313 6125 or email: sean.connell(at)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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