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Postdoctoral Researcher - Marine Ecology

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

Postdoctoral Researcher - Marine Ecology

  • Fixed term (3 years) position
  • Full time (part-time considered)
  • Based in Hobart

The Opportunity

The Postdoctoral Researcher will have a documented research track-record in field-based ecology, research on benthic invertebrates and quantitative marine ecology.

As our successful applicant, you will engage in project design, research, partnership, and impact activities associated with the design and implementation of ecological surveys designed to investigate changes in benthic assemblages between historical and current data. The role will involve liaising with relevant stakeholders including researchers across Australia and internationally and will also involve intra-state and international travel to fulfil project goals.

While this is a research-focussed position, the applicant will contribute to undergraduate teaching programs and HDR supervision within the School as appropriate, and to the collegial and scholarly life of the School, the College and the University.

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 either independently or as a member of a team, publish research findings, and meet or exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level A.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate coursework teaching of a high quality, including consultation with students, marking and assessment connected with courses taught, production of teaching materials, and development of course material with appropriate guidance from the course or program coordinator.
  • 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.

­Your Application

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

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field and professional experience.
  • Advanced research understanding in the field of benthic invertebrate and quantitative marine ecology, demonstrated by a strong academic record, presentations at conferences, and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Project design and management experience including research impact and communication planning, supporting project leads, and contributing to positive research team culture.
  • Fieldwork management experience including successfully obtaining ethics and permits, research governance and risk management approvals from relevant committees, Universities, and government agencies.
  • Scientific Diver qualifications, or ability to be on the UTAS dive register (including relevant qualifications and ability to successful pass a commercial dive medical).


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $118,769 comprising base salary within the range of $78,499 to $101,512 plus 17% superannuation.

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 from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Beth Strain, Senior Lecturer & Honours Coordinator, or (03) 6226 8231.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.
  • Please refer to the attached Position Description Below for full details.

Download File Position Description - 499175 - Postdoctoral Researcher - Marine Ecology.pdf

Applications close Friday, 20 October 2023, 11.55pm

The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.

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

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