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Monash University

Positions available in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Melbourne, Australia.

If you are interested in any of the positions below please contact Dr Felicity McCormack – felicity.mccormack@monash.edu

Research Fellow, Ice Sheets

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow to join SAEF’s Theme 1: Climate Processes and Change, designed to answer fundamental scientific questions about the interaction between ice sheets, climate and sea level.

The primary purpose of your role is to investigate the impact of climate variability and change on regions of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, over multiple timescales. This research will lead to an improved understanding of ice sheet processes, and insight into how and when East Antarctica might respond to climate change.

Your role will include using observational and climate model data to develop past reconstruction and future projections of climate forcing time series across East Antarctica, and applying climate forcings in numerical ice sheet models to investigate past and future change.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline (ice sheet or climate modelling, glaciology, or climate science), with a strong track record of carrying out independent research leading to peer-reviewed research publications and emerging evidence of contributions to competitive research grants. You should have demonstrated experience in modelling of ice sheets and their dynamics and/or the ability to process and analyse climate models or large climate datasets.

If this sounds like it suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you and seeing your application!

For more info on this position and how to apply click here – Monash University

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Queensland University of Technology

Positions available in the Faculty of Science at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

If you are interested in the:

Research Fellow – Mathematical Decision Science

The position will develop quantitative methods and approaches for applying Value-Of-Information thinking and theories for Antarctic biodiversity conservation planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading their own research in this space to serve the broader goals of SAEF and the modelling team based at QUT. This may include theoretical, methodological, and/or quantitative applied research.

For further information, please view the position description.


Research Fellow – Decision support

The ARC SRI Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) is a leading international research program in Antarctic science and policy. The Research Fellow in Decision Support will provide SAEF with strategic research capacity in structured environmental decision support. This will involve the creation and application of transparent, structured decision processes, and formal optimisation tools.

For more information, please view the position description.

Queensland University of Technology

PHD position available at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

If you are interested in the position below, please contact Professor Kerrie Wilson – kerrie.wilson@qut.edu.au


PhD Position – Conservation Planning in Antarctica

This PhD project will be part of Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) – an Australian Research Council funded Special Research Initiative that aims to strengthen Antarctic science, policy, and governance at a time of rapid environmental and geopolitical change. QUT is a key partner in SAEF, contributing expertise in environmental decision making, data science, robotics, sensor technology, amongst others.

Anthropocene effects on the Antarctic continent have highlighted the need for a modern network of protected areas to be established to secure its unique biodiversity. Working with the newest datasets on biodiversity, ecological proxies and future environmental change, this project seeks to assist the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties create a coordinated, continent-wide network of protected areas that will be robust to future environmental changes.

This PhD project will develop new conservation planning theory and prioritisation methods that are specifically adapted to Antarctica’s unique biodiversity, threats, and governance. The project will identify priority areas for expansion of the protected areas network and deployment of other conservation actions/mechanisms across the Antarctic and in specific regional case study areas. Existing approaches to conservation and environmental planning will be adapted to account for the risks, dynamics, and uncertainty inherent in Antarctic systems and the diversity of values that are unique to the continent and sub-Antarctic islands.

Supervisory team: Professor Kerrie WilsonDr Justine ShawDr Jasmine Lee

For more information, visit the QUT website.


Queensland University of Technology

Positions available in the Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

If you are interested in the:

Research Fellow – Mathematical Decision Science

The position will develop quantitative methods and approaches for applying Value-Of-Information thinking and theories for Antarctic biodiversity conservation planning. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading their own research in this space to serve the broader goals of SAEF and the modelling team based at QUT. This may include theoretical, methodological, and/or quantitative applied research.

For further information, please view the position description.


Research Fellow – Decision support

The ARC SRI Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) is a leading international research program in Antarctic science and policy. The Research Fellow in Decision Support will provide SAEF with strategic research capacity in structured environmental decision support. This will involve the creation and application of transparent, structured decision processes, and formal optimisation tools.

For more information, please view the position description.