These roles are part of the Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative ‘Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future’ (SAEF) a leading international research program in Antarctic science and policy. SAEF will deliver interdisciplinary science to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and science. Queensland University of Technology is a key partner in SAEF.
Location: Gardens Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Research Fellow in Decision Support
The Research Fellow in Decision Support will provide SAEF with strategic research capacity in structured environmental decision support. This will involve the creation and application of transparent, structured decision processes, and formal optimisation tools.
Remuneration: Total remuneration range: AUD 83,894 to 113,836 pa (LEVA) (inclusive of AUD 70,891 to 96,193 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
Status: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 3 years
- Completion of a doctoral qualification in environmental science or conservation biology, or a strongly quantitative related discipline.
- Experience with application of structured decision-making in a range of contexts, using a suite of different methods. These methods might include conservation planning software, expert-elicitation workshops, choice experiments, ecological modelling etc.
- Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with researchers from a multidisciplinary background on novel environmental management problems.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with end-users and other stakeholders in environmental stewardship. For example, local, state, federal governments, or nongovernmental organisations.
- Track record of publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
- Research leadership skills, including support of research assistants and postgraduate student supervision.
How to apply: For further information and to apply, please visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference number 22227
Research Fellow, Mathematical Decision Science
The Research Fellow will develop quantitative methods and approaches for applying Value-Of-Information thinking and theories for Antarctic biodiversity conservation planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading their own research in this space to serve the broader goals of SAEF and the modelling team based at QUT. This may include theoretical, methodological, and/or quantitative applied research.
Remuneration: Total remuneration range: AUD 83,894 to 113,836 pa (LEVA) (inclusive of AUD 70,891 to 96,193 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading) OR AUD 119,829 to 142,312 pa (LEVB) (inclusive of AUD 101,257 to 120,255 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)
- Completion of a doctoral qualification in mathematics, data science, statistics, or a strongly quantitative related discipline (e.g. quantitative ecology with evidence of a strong quantitative component).
- Demonstrated advanced skills in mathematical and statistical techniques and programming at a suitable level for postdoctoral research, which may be evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research support/funding.
- Experience with (for Level B) or evidence of the ability to rapidly develop skills in (for Level A or B) optimisation, decision science, or structured decision-making processes. These may (but will not necessarily) extend beyond mathematical tools to include expert-elicitation workshops, rapid-prototyping, choice experiments, etc.
- Ability to develop and spearhead research projects exploring the value of new monitoring information for making conservation decisions in an Antarctic context. Please demonstrate this criterion by linking components of the candidate’s research expertise to this research area and proposed potential research directions in this position.
- Research leadership skills, including capacity (for Level A) or demonstrated ability (for Level B) for contributing to the development of research programmes, support of research assistants, and postgraduate student supervision.
- Demonstrated willingness and capacity (for Level A) or ability (for Level B) to communicate ideas and results to a nonquantitative audience. (Desirable: audiences both within and outside of
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers and/or stakeholders, preferably on environmental management problems. This may include (and please highlight if it does) successful collaborations with end-users in environmental stewardship. For example, local, state, federal governments, or nongovernmental organisations.
Status: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 2 years
How to apply For further information and to apply, please visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference number 22302
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