Australian National University
Apply now Job no: 547071 Work type: Fixed Term Location: Canberra / ACT Categories: Academic
Classification: Level B
Classification: Academic Level A/B Salary package: $76,271 – $117,736 per annum, plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, Fixed term (3 years)
Work with Australia’s leading network of Southern Ocean and Antarctic scientists
Excellent employer superannuation contributions
On campus childcare facilities
Full-time and part-time (0.8 FTE) employment options are available
Support network and mentoring program for early career academics
The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth Sciences, and ranked 14th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022). To find out more about the RSES community, check out our Twitter and Instagram.
We have a reputation for international leadership and innovation, focused on developing new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. Our research spans the range from solid earth evolution to climate processes, and from 21st century resources to climate change impact.
This position is fully funded by the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS), which is a major $25M Special Research Initiative of the Australian Research Council. The goal of ACEAS is to help the world community prepare for climate risks emerging from East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by integrating knowledge of the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere and ecosystems, and their interplay. ACEAS is a national-scale, University-led centre for excellence in Antarctic science focused on this goal. ACEAS is led by the University of Tasmania with a range of Australian and International Partners. The Australian National University is excited to be one of the partners in ACEAS.
The main responsibilities of the Postdoctoral/Research Fellow role include, but are not limited to:
Prepare and participate in MIZ and Denman marine science voyages for the sampling of trace metals in the water column and surficial sediments,
Determine trace element concentration and isotope composition of water column and sediment samples using state-of-the-art methods such as MC-ICP- MS.
Evaluate the links between trace elements and isotopes and oceanographic (physical and biological) features in the areas of interest.
The position may also include using sediment records to reconstruct trace element cycling on the Antarctic continental shelf and slope through time or culturing relevant Southern Ocean phytoplankton and linking their trace element requirement to field measurements made on the MIZ and Denman marine science voyages.
To excel in this role, you will have:
A PhD (or awarding of a PhD within six months of appointment commencement for appointments at level A) in marine biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, or other relevant fields.
Significant research experience as evidenced by publications and independent research of a high international standard.
Experience in trace element and isotope analysis by ICPMS.
Seagoing field experience (desirable).
Ability to supervise PhD/Masters research students and research support staff.
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In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
A statement addressing the selection criteria.
A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
Applications that do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.
Position Description & Selection Criteria
Advertised: 19 Aug 2022 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 20 Sep 2022 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time