Paleonet: Post-doc available in Quantitative Historical Ecology

John Pandolfi j.pandolfi at
Fri Nov 26 13:27:16 GMT 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantitative Historical Ecology

School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

Excellent Opportunity for post-doctoral researcher to work in a stimulating
research team environment

The School of Biological Sciences is one of the largest Schools of this type
in Australia with 47 full-time academic staff. The School provides unique
opportunities for study or research in plant and animal biology with
research programs spanning ecology, molecular plant sciences, marine
biology, entomology, and genetics & evolution.

The Role: The successful applicant will undertake research on historical
documents and source materials, use statistical analysis of complex
observational data sets (e.g. fisheries data and logbooks), and may be
involved in anthropological interviews, historical ecology, and
meta-analyses to (1) assess and quantify changes in the distribution and
abundance of tropical Australian marine animals over decadal to centennial
time scales and (2) determine links between social history and changing
tropical marine environments.

The Person: Applicants should possess PhD qualification in quantitative
ecology, historical ecology, marine palaeobiology, or fisheries management
and appropriate publication of your previous work. You should also have a
strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career,
excellent research skills, with strong statistical, mathematical, or
modelling background, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work
with multidisciplinary research teams.

Remuneration: The remuneration package will be in the range of $51,712.19 to
$70,143.95 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total
package will be in the range of $60,503.26 to $82,068.42 p.a.). This is a
full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic Level A, with a
possibility of extension to 3 years.

Contact: Obtain the position description and selection criteria, and
instructions for applying at To discuss the
role contact Prof. John Pandolfi or email j.pandolfi at

Send applications to Scott Tucker, School of Biological Sciences, The
University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld 4072, or email s.tucker2 at

Applications Close: 21 January 2011

Reference No: 3019857

John M. Pandolfi
Centre for Marine Science
   and School of Biological Sciences
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
University of Queensland
Brisbane, QLD 4072
PH: + 61 (0)7 3365 3050
FAX: + 61 (0)7 3365 4755
E-mail: j.pandolfi at

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