Research Fellow Grade 2/Senior Research Fellow, Freshwater Modelling

Griffith University

Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺

  • 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Appointment Type: Fixed Term
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department ID: Australian Rivers Institute – ARI
  • Primary Location (Campus): Nathan Campus

Company Description

The Australian Rivers Institute (ARI) was formed in 2006 and is one of Australia’s largest university aquatic ecosystem research groups with globally recognised expertise in river, catchment and coastal ecosystems and the interaction with these systems in society.  ARI combines outstanding scholarship with making a significant contribution to society by providing knowledge and advice. ARI’s talented researchers offer essential insights into the water cycle’s linkages, interconnectedness, and interdependencies.  

We undertake research to national and international standards, achieving the highest quality outcomes.  We aggregate research activities, attract external funding exceeding national averages, and actively partner with industry, government, and the broader scientific community to balance humanity’s growth whilst maintaining functional ecosystems and associated services. 

We support high-quality research training for Higher Degree Research students and provide a supportive and productive research environment, including mentoring for early-career researchers. 

The Institute has over 180 staff and postgraduate students across the University’s Nathan and Gold Coast campuses and hosts the International Water CentreCoastal Management Research Centre and the Sustainable Water Future Programme. We undertake high-quality research and postgraduate training in freshwater and estuarine ecology, catchment processes and water resource management. 

Job Description

The Research Fellow (RF2/SRF) position involves contributing to one or more research areas within the Institute.

The Research Fellow will support the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute, providing leadership and direction to the Director’s research team and HDR candidates and taking a lead role in project outcomes. The Research Fellow is expected to co-supervise HDR candidates and undergraduate student projects.

As a member of the Australian Rivers Institute, the Research Fellow will be expected to contribute actively to activities that promote ARI and Griffith University.

ARI is currently seeing a Research Fellow (Grade 2) or Senior Research Fellow (SRF) to support the Director. The Research Fellow will provide leadership and direction to the Director’s research team and HDR candidates, taking a lead role in externally funded, multi-disciplinary project outcomes. The Research Fellow is expected to co-supervise HDR candidates and undergraduate student projects.

As a member of the Australian Rivers Institute, the Research Fellow is also expected to contribute actively to activities that promote ARI and Griffith University.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Design Conduct analytical and modelling research that contributes to the research objectives of the Institute.
  • Develop a good publication record in high-impact, international, esteemed peer-reviewed journals. Manage and contribute towards the preparation and formulation of publications, figures and maps, presentations and research reports arising from the research.
  • Experience with supervision of higher degree research candidates.
  • Assist with the development of research proposals, as appropriate.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years based at the Griffith University Nathan campus.

Qualifications

To be successful within this role, you will hold a PhD or equivalent qualifications and possess work experience in soil science, environmental sciences, or a relevant field.

In addition to the above, you will demonstrate the following:

  1. A track record of publication in high-impact journals.
  2. Demonstrate ability to conduct collaborative research in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency projects.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision to meet competing deadlines, work effectively as a team member, and communicate with various stakeholders.

If you would like to work with enthusiastic researchers in a progressive and highly collaborative research environment focused on solving real-world problems, we would like to hear from you.

Additional Information

Salary Range
The base salary for a Research Fellow (Grade 2) is in the range $100,137 – $118,916 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $117,160 – $139,132 per annum.
The base salary for a Senior Research Fellow is in the range $122,668 – $141,447 per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $143,521 – $165,492 per annum.

How to Apply
Please submit your application online and ensure you include the following:

  • A covering statement outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the position description)
  • Current curriculum vitae, including name and contact details
  • Research interests and list of publications
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services, etc

Why join Griffith?
As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • salary packaging options and corporate health discounts.
  • generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading.
  • support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

Further Information
For further information specifically about this role, please contact Professor David Hamilton, Director- Australian Rivers Institute on david.p.hamilton@griffith.edu.au.

For application support, please contact Jake Barwick Talent Acquisition Partner on j.barwick@griffith.edu.au.

Closing date: Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 5:00pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development