Research Fellow position (Centre for Geometric Biology)

  • Level A, research-only academic
  • Up to $96K including 17% superannuation
  • Full-time
  • Two-year, fixed-term
  • Monash University Clayton campus
  • Applications are now closed

Prof Dustin Marshall is seeking an experienced phytoplankton biologist to explore the dynamics of biological systems, specifically how size and shape affect the ways resources move through populations and communities.

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will explore how phytoplankton populations and communities change their function as they change in size and shape, using empirical approaches. The research will be conducted in collaboration with Professor Dustin Marshall as part of the Centre for Geometric Biology at Monash University.

As the successful candidate, you will be expected to conduct empirical research in fundamental ecology or the design and analysis of experiments in phytoplankton systems. 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.

Key selection criteria

  1. PhD in phytoplankton biology.
  2. Demonstrated experience in conducting empirical research using cutting-edge quantitative approaches.
  3. Demonstrated ability to undertake outstanding research; with a high quality research publication record in recognised journals;
  4. Ability to solve problems by using discretion, innovation and the exercise of high level diagnostic skills within areas of functional responsibility or professional expertise;
  5. Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills with proven ability to effectively analyse information and produce clear, succinct reports and documents which requires interaction with others.
  6. Demonstrated planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines.
  7. Demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling.
  8. Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a multidisciplinary team to make a contribution to research and scholarship.
  9. Experience of, or willingness to work on biological scaling (desirable).
  10. A demonstrated understanding of questions in fundamental ecology and/or evolution (desirable).

Enquiries to Professor Dustin Marshall on +61 3 9902 4449

For more information, or to apply, refer to the Monash University website.