Research Fellow positions ×2

The Marine Evolutionary Ecology Group at Monash University has two full time post-doctoral positions (two years with the possibility of two more) available.

  • Full time
  • Up to $96K including 17% super
  • Monash University, Clayton campus, Melbourne

Professor Dustin Marshall is seeking two experienced quantitative ecologists to explore the dynamics of biological systems, specifically how size and shape affect the ways resources move through populations and communities.

As a post-doctoral researcher, you will explore how populations and communities change their function as they change in size and shape, using empirical approaches, new theory or ideally a combination of both. The research will be conducted in collaboration with Marshall as part of a major new initiative at Monash University.

As the successful candidate, you will be expected to undertake theoretical research in fundamental ecology or the design and analysis of experiments.

You will further be expected to maintain consistently high research output in the form of quality publications, supervision of students, development and submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies, contribute more generally to communicating the research activities of the group, and participation in appropriate career development activities.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

PhD position open: the evolutionary ecology of sessile marine invertebrates

A PhD position is open to students interested in working on the evolutionary ecology of sessile marine invertebrates in Professor Dustin Marshall’s group.

The Marine Evolutionary Ecology Group’s research ranges from quantitative genetics to community ecology. Most projects are field-based with a heavy empirical component. The specifics of the project will be determined by joint collaboration between student and supervisor.

After an expression of interest, approved applicants would be required to apply for a scholarship and tuition waiver through Monash University by 15 April 2014.

The success of such applications is not assured and the application process is extremely competitive, students without at least one first-author publication in an international journal (in the topic of ecology or evolution) will not be considered.

The stipends include all course fees plus approximately $25,000 AUD per annum, tax-free (the equivalent of approximately $33,000 before tax) with no teaching requirements for 3.5 years (the length of a PhD in Australia).

Should the applicant be successful, the funding of project costs and research support including the costs of attending at least one conference per year will be provided by the research group.

Project start dates must be before 30 June 2014.

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest, their CVs, a brief statement of a potential research project and the contact details of two referees to dustin.marshall@monash.edu.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of post-graduate research in ecology or evolution.

Preference will be given to those with strong quantitative skills and publications in international journals.

Two PhD positions available: the ecology and/or evolutionary biology of sessile marine invertebrates (closed)

Update: applications are now closed.

Two fully-funded PhD stipends are available to students interested in working on the evolutionary ecology of sessile marine invertebrates in Dr Dustin Marshall’s Marine Evolutionary Ecology Group (MEEG). The specifics of the project will be a joint collaboration between student and supervisor.

The stipends include all course fees plus approximately $25,000 AUD per annum tax-free (the equivalent of approximately $33,000 AUD before tax) with no teaching requirements for 3.5 years (the length of a PhD in Australia).

I can guarantee funding of project costs and research support including the costs of attending at least one conference per year.

Project start dates can be any time in 2013.

Interested students should send their CVs, a brief statement of their interests and the contact details of two referees to dustin.marshall@monash.edu.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of post-graduate research in ecology or evolution.

Preference will be given to those with strong quantitative skills and publications in international journals.

Applications close Monday 21 January 2013. Update: applications are now closed.

PhD positions available: the evolutionary ecology and/or quantative genetics of marine invertebrates

Two fully-funded PhD stipends are available to students interested in working on the evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates in Dr Dustin Marshall’s group.

The stipends include all course fees plus ~$25,000 AUD per annum tax-free (the equivalent of  approx. $33,000 before tax) with no teaching requirements.

I can guarantee funding of project costs including the costs of attending at least one conference per year.

Project start dates can be any time in 2012.

Interested students should send their CVs, a brief statement of their interests and the contact details of two referees.

To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of post-graduate research and ideally a masters degree.

Preference will be given to those with strong quantitative skills.