Senior Research Officer - Marine Spatial Ecology

About this Opportunity

  • Fixed Term, Full Time (until 07/04/2027)
  • School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
  • CQUniversity Gladstone (Relocation support available)
  • Total Remuneration $126,364 to $149,350 pa (including salary of $106,780 to $126,203 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone - regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity

The Coastal Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (CMERC) facilitates collaborative research projects focussed on delivering practical outcomes to enhance marine and coastal biodiversity, function and heritage, ranging from catchments to the Great Barrier Reef. Located in the Port of Gladstone on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, CMERC is ideally placed to deliver research with global impact.

Be part of something great and take this opportunity to make a truly positive environmental change on a world-scale using innovative approaches. Work alongside world-leading researchers and use state-of-the-art facilities to address knowledge gaps in habitat restoration, sustainable fisheries, nature-based solutions and sustainable coastal development.

A relocation assistance package is available to help you and your family move to Gladstone - a truly evolved region of tourism and industry. Gladstone can provide you with an affordable yet dynamic and modern-city lifestyle, making it the perfect destination to start the next chapter of your career.

Be rewarded

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Generous carers, maternity and paternity leave
  • 17% superannuation (with the choice of joining an award-winning superfund)
  • Flexible and inclusive work / life balance
  • Fantastic staff professional / career development opportunities
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Position Requirements

  • PhD in applied ecology, preferably in marine systems and spatial ecology.
  • Experience in field and lab-based marine research.
  • Demonstrated ability and expertise in undertaking comprehensive investigative research work, data analysis and interpretation, and preparation of research reports and papers.
  • Proven ability to publish in international peer reviewed scientific literature.
  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively and in multidisciplinary teams and provide guidance and oversight of others involved in project-based work.

For further information about this position, please refer to the position description.

To apply for this position please go to the CQUniversity CAREER SITE :

Applications Close: 11:59pm, Friday 12 April 2024

Job Requisition ID: 4433

When submitting your application, please include:

Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position.

Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity's domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.

published: 15 March 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.