Research Fellow Grade 1, Cyanobacteria Modeller

at Griffith University

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable. We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. The University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the environmental sciences, especially so in the water sciences - one of the University's areas of strategic research investment. The Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) is one of Australia's pre-eminent freshwater, catchment and coastal research enterprises, with over 150 staff and research higher degree students with expertise across a broad range of disciplines including aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, social sciences, economics and law.

The opportunity

We are seeking a Research Fellow in Cyanobacteria Modelling. The primary focus of this role is to provide high-level cyanobacteria physiology and modelling expertise. This role includes advanced numerical methods and cyanobacteria physiology studies that are designed to improve predictions of cyanobacteria at population, species and strain levels. Success in this role requires collaboration with a team that is funded through an Australian Research Council Discovery project to work on "Next-generation models to predict cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms." This is a fixed term (two years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will have a PhD in a relevant field with research experience in numerical modelling of freshwater ecosystems, and in algal physiology, ecology and/or genomics lab and field experiments. You will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills together with high-level written and verbal communication skills to support your passion for developing an outstanding publication record. You will be able to work independently as well as conduct collaborative research in a multidisciplinary team. You should have a strong desire to build a career in cyanobacteria modelling to support applied issues related to impacts of cyanobacteria blooms.

Salary range

Research Fellow Grade 1: $83,510 - $86,579 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $97,708 - $101,299 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

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What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor David Hamilton, Deputy Director, Australian Rivers Institute on +61 (0) 7 3735 3544. For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359 or at

Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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