Research Associate - Spatial/Systems Ecologist

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate – Spatial/Systems Ecologist in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) as part of the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership (AAPP).

The Opportunity

The Research Associate – Spatial Systems Ecologist will lead the analysis of a range of data collected through innovative bioacoustics, field observation, and experiments on recent AAPP voyages e.g. Trends in Euphausiids off Mawson, Predators, and Oceanography (TEMPO) Voyage, to understand the drivers of krill distributions and its ecosystem, and provide model projections under the future environment. The successful applicant will provide strong quantitative and analytical skills to the activities of the group, be a productive and innovative researcher capable of initiating and driving independent research ideas as well as supporting the work of others.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work collaboratively with other team members on research to combine field observations and data from experimental studies on krill and other zooplankton to provide prediction of the regional scale responses to climate change.
  • Work collaboratively across the AAPP and related national and international initiatives to assess the likely future of the sea-ice ecosystem in East Antarctica at spatial and time scales relevant for research end-users including policy makers and resource managers.
  • Undertake and publish high-quality research of national and international standing.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective stakeholder relationships with AAPP partners and their national and international collaborators.

Your Application

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

  • PhD in a relevant area of science.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and preferably international recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of ecology (particularly krill and/or other zooplankton), demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Proven skillset for the design of shipboard observational and experimental strategies and the ability to link these studies with bio-acoustics and other remote-sensing approaches operating at a range of temporal and spatial scales.
  • Comprehensive lab skills such as for testing bioacoustics, along with strong quantitative and analytical skills for data interpretation.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive links, nationally and internationally.

For more details on the position and how to apply, please visit here.

Applications close Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 11.55pm