SCHOOL OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, THE UNIVERSITY OF
QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Robert Day Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences delivers practical solutions to the complex issues that affect our physical environment and how we interact with it. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management. Researchers, teachers and students from around the world are drawn to our vibrant academic environment at UQ's stunning St Lucia campus. We house world-class research facilities and have access to unique fieldwork locations in Australia and abroad. UQ's research excellence in earth and environmental sciences is world renowned, and is reflected by our consistent high ranking in respected global league tables. The School also has an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and a strong record of high quality publications.

The role

The successful appointee will engage in original research in the field of palaeontology or stratigraphic palaeontology. Research should be relevant to Queensland and the appointee will be encouraged to apply for their own research funding. The successful candidate will be part of a diverse team of research professionals and students aimed at fundamental and applied palaeontological research.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in relevant disciplines. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in palaeontology/stratigraphy, good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent statistical and analytic skills, very strong writing abilities, and the capacity to work within multidisciplinary research teams.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

Remuneration

This is a full-time, fixed term (12 months) appointment at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$84,878 - $90,982 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$99,307 - $106,449 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Professor Gregory E. Webb by email: g.webb@uq.edu.au or Associate Professor Patrick Moss by email: patrick.moss@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, go to http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/507644/robert-day-postdoctoral-fellowship-in-palaeontology-and-stratigraphy and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Applications close: 25 July 2019

Job No: 507644

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