Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquatic Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Nitrogen Cycling and Nitrous Oxide

Southern Cross University

Lismore NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Contribute to research that informs the future
  • Attractive salary, plus 17% super
  • Located in Lismore

About the role

The Faculty of Science and Engineering delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Engineering Systems (with specialisations in Mechanical, Civil and Environmental), Information Technology and Science (with specialisation in Environmental and Earth Systems, Marine Systems, Forest Systems and Regenerative Agriculture). The Faculty is committed to the delivery of high-quality courses informed by research leadership, which combine academic rigour with relevance to employment opportunities for graduates.

The Research Fellow will contribute to several Australian Research Council (ARC) funded aquatic greenhouse gas projects. The projects focus on carbon and nitrogen cycling, including surface-groundwater interactions, in tidal wetlands, estuaries, and inland waters.

This position will play an essential role in understanding the factors controlling nitrous oxide emissions from aquatic systems under global change by working with groundwater hydrologists, biogeochemical modellers, and coastal managers. In addition, this position will make recommendations for improving these systems to enhance their nitrogen removal capacity while reducing associated nitrous oxide emissions emissions.

The role is based in Lismore, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Our region offers the best Australian lifestyle with spectacular beaches, World Heritage rainforests and a vibrant regional hub. Generous relocation support is available for the successful candidate if relocating to the area for this opportunity.

The remuneration package for this position is up to $105,431 – $112,9922 per annum (inclusive of base salary $90,112 – $96574 per annum and 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)

About you

Applicants should possess a PhD in a related field and field experience in undertaking nitrogen cycling and nitrous oxide measurements in coastal and/or inland waters and using floating chambers.

You should also have a desire to build a successful research career in aquatic nitrous oxide emissions, excellent laboratory skills, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applicant information

This opportunity is open to Australian and international applicants. This opportunity is available to candidates within Australia and located overseas. If the successful candidate requires visa sponsorship, the University will work with the appointee to support visa and travel requirements.

Contact for further information

For more information about the role, please contact:
Name: Professor Bradley Eyre
Email:[email protected]

For more information about the application process, please visit our website or contact:
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(02) 6620 3667
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Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal 

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