Research Fellow/Associate Lecturer or Research Fellow/Lecturer in Marine Science/Geospatial Science

  • QUT
  • Australia, QLD
  • Jul 7, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Research Fellow/Associate Lecturer (Level A) or Research Fellow/Lecturer (Level B) joins a multi-institutional and collaborative team of scientists and engineers contributing to the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), Rubble Stabilisation Subprogram.

The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP) brings together Australia’s leading experts to create an innovative suite of safe, acceptable interventions to help the Great Barrier Reef be resilient, adapt to, and recover from the impacts of climate change. This Research and Development (R&D) program is the world’s largest effort to help a significant ecosystem survive climate change.

The RRAP Rubble Stabilisation R&D Subprogram is investigating methods to stabilise damaged reef surfaces. Natural and man-made disturbances, such as cyclones, ship groundings, crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks and coral bleaching can reduce functional and diverse coral reefs to fields of unstable rubble. The lack of stability of these damaged reef surfaces can prevent or slow reef recovery. An important component of the R&D Subprogram is to identify coral reefs that can most benefit from restoration strategies: those reefs most vulnerable to rubble formation, and those where prevailing conditions and reduced times between disturbance events can make mobile rubble persist and hinder reef recovery.

The position will work closely with the Rubble Stabilisation Subprogram team members and other participants in RRAP to create reef-wide hazard vulnerability maps to highlight areas most vulnerable to rubble generation, and areas where rubble is likely to become a persistent constraint on reef recovery that can then guide management and restoration activities.

The successful candidate will also have an undergraduate teaching role delivering the core Geospatial Information Science unit and will contribute to delivering climate related units.

The Research Fellow will ideally have an indepth knowledge of geospatial information science theory, cartographic capability and experience teaching GIS, oceanography or spatial science.

This position reports to the Rubble Stabilisation Program Lead and the Head of School for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:Additional responsibilities for appointment at Level B include: To ensure job flexibility the successful appointee may be required to:
The successful candidate may be appointed at Research Fellow/Associate Lecturer, Level A or Research Fellow/Lecturer Level B depending on their level of attainment against the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff). The position classification standards provide the basis to differentiate between the various levels of appointment and define the broad relationships between classifications.

The University reserves the right to appoint at either classification level.

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