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Research Associate / Research Fellow (Restoration Ecophysiology)

Job no: 502481
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Science

  • 2 year research intensive appointment
  • Full time hours (or part time work arrangement is available)
  • Salary range:  Level A $68,452 - $92,497 p.a. or Level B $97,310 - $115,350 p.a.

School of Biological Sciences

ARC Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

This position will be part of UWA’s School of Biological Sciences and the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR). The School of Biological Sciences is a large, multidisciplinary School with research and teaching focused on understanding and conserving life on Earth. The CMSR is a research partnership between Curtin University (administering organisation), The University of Western Australia and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions through Kings Park Science. The CMSR is also collaborating closely with The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia and six mining companies throughout Western Australia.

About the opportunity

As a Research Associate/ Research Fellow in Restoration Ecophysiology/Rhizosphere Science you will undertake research on Restoration Ecophysiology, with a focus on plant-soil interactions, in particular water relations, and/or plant-microbe-soil relations.

You will be expected to involve strong interdisciplinary collaboration with the CMSR team (Director and Chief Investigators) as well as new and established researchers and mining industry partners. 

This position is based at UWA but you will also be expected to spend time at Curtin University to build a collegial team of post-doctoral researchers. Your key roles will include making a substantial contribution to the research profile, liaising with mining industry partners and co-supervising post-graduate students.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant doctoral qualification
  • Excellent research and publication profile relative to opportunity in a relevant area of plant ecophysiology, plant-soil systems or plant-microbe systems
  • Skills in plant ecophysiology; additional skills in soil microbiology, soil physics or rhizosphere science will be looked at favourably
  • Experience in experimental design and statistical analysis of data
  • Well-developed understanding of safety procedures required under field and laboratory conditions

About you

To succeed in this position, you will have a substantiated collegiate attitude, evidence of effective teamwork and well-developed written and verbal communication skills. You will be willing to travel intrastate, interstate and/or overseas as well as a willingness to visit remote sites for fieldwork for extended periods of time.

A current National Police Clearance and a valid driver’s licence will be required.

Closing date: Monday, 25 February 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Please see the position description prior to applying:Download File 315039.pdf

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time