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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied marine biogeochemistry

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Focused

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Marine Biogeochemistry


  • Full time, fixed-term (18 months).
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Conduct meaningful research as part of a highly motivated research team.

Natural Sciences are the powerhouse of the University of Tasmania, driving research and teaching at the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels, and helping to grow new industries for the State. Our graduates become leaders in technical and scientific fields because of their mastery of the foundations of knowledge through theoretical and experimental training. Science, technology, and mathematics are the future of Australia. The School of Natural Sciences trains the next generation of leaders in these fundamental subjects.

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Research Project is located within the wider context of ocean-based climate intervention. More specifically, the Postdoctoral Researcher shall assess to what extant the atmospheric CO2 removal (CDR) method ‘Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement’ could induce an Earth system feedback that leads to enhanced global ocean calcification by marine organisms.

The successful candidate will primarily utilize available satellite and BGC-Argo data to investigate a hypothesis and the research will be backed up by experimental work within the research team. The successful candidate will be integrated into the main research subject of the ‘Carbon & Plankton group’ (i.e. Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement) and work within a highly motivated research team. The successful candidate would be expected to interactively collaborate with the research team to maximize scientific process on the topic.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research/scholarly activities under limited supervision as a member of a team, publish research findings in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A four-year tertiary qualification (e.g. PhD) in a relevant field and/or equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience.
  • Proven ability to work in research teams, a high level of motivation and engagement, and the ability to support other scientists within the research team.
  • A demonstrated ability and understanding of research in the field of marine biogeochemistry with specific strength in working with satellite and BGC-Argo data, demonstrated by a strong academic record.
  • Highly skilled with computational software to work with large data, such as R, python, or Julia
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive networks with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $110,239 comprising base salary within the range of $72,861 to $94,221 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Lennart Bach, Senior Lecturer Marine Phytoplankton Physiological Ecology,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 2 June 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Level A in Applied Marine Biogeochemistry.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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