Climate Adaptation Researcher | Postdoctoral Fellow

Australian National University (ANU)

Canberra, ACT, AU

Job no: 536008
Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $73,309 – $92,015 Plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing, Contingent Funded
  • Opportunity to work on impactful research projects
  • We welcome applications outside of academia
  • Follow the link to find out more about the Climate Change Institute
Position overview

The Fenner School is part of the ANU College of Science (CoS) which also includes: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The ANU Climate Change Institute (CCI) is located within the Fenner School of Environment and Society, with the goal of contributing to climate change solutions. It draws on the wealth of climate expertise at ANU and connects that expertise with governments, businesses, the media, the Canberra community and the general public. The CCI is focused on building and supporting a collaborative community of climate related researchers and teachers from every part of the university and effectively sharing this research with government (at all scales) and the broader community.

The successful candidate will initially work on research that examines options for improving food security in PNG through adoption of climate smart agricultural practises and exploring ways of enhancing small holder productivity and profitability through participation in carbon sequestration and trading using tree crops like coffee, cocoa, Gallup nut, mangoes etc.

We welcome and develop applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

For further information please contact, Dr Steven Crimp (Research Fellow), Climate Change Institute T: (02) 6125 7265 E: [email protected]

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing each selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including 2 recent referees
  • Supporting documents

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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