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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Two Positions Available)

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Queensland

Posting Date: 30 Jul 14

Closing Date: 29 Oct 14

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) aims to be the world's leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions.

The research conducted by CEED benefits environmental science, policy and management across Australia and around the world. Individually our key researchers are recognised as global leaders in fundamental environmental science CEED draws together this expertise to produce a centre of international scale and calibre that tackles the complex problem of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world. The Director of CEED is Professor Hugh Possingham who is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of conservation biology and decision-making.

The University of Queensland Node is located at the St Lucia campus and is the administrative core for CEED.

The Role

Highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows are invited to apply for a position within CEED at The University of Queensland. The successful applicants will work on projects in the areas of: multispecies management, restoration ecology, ecosystem services, threatened species and conservation action prioritisation, adaptive management and monitoring, decision-making in socio-ecological systems, or other emerging priority areas of research. The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support, and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own research funding. Appointees will not have teaching duties. All projects will also involve close liaison with CEED researchers at other nodes of the Centre.

The Person

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, environmental science, conservation biology, applied mathematics, statistics, economics or other social sciences, geography or a related field. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in nature conservation and environmental management, have excellent general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work within a multidisciplinary research team.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for a period of at least two years. The remuneration package will be in the range AUD $74,625 to $80,107 per annum, plus generous employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD $87,312 to $93,725 per annum).


Contact Information:


To discuss this role please contact Professor Hugh Possingham (Director), Dr Jonathan Rhodes, or Dr Kerrie Wilson (UQ node leaders) via email;,,

To submit an application for this role, please submit an application at using job reference number 496257. Email applications will not be accepted. Please outline in your cover letter a statement addressing why you would like to work with CEED and ensure you supply the following documents with your application: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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