Super Science Fellowships ~

17 de febrero de 2011

Super Science Fellowships

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is the leading national
organisation researching tropical marine ecosystems. The Institute has
world-class laboratory facilities, two modern research vessels and
extensive technical support. Facilities are being enhanced with $55M of
capital funds from the Australian Government. This will include a state-of-the-
art experimental ocean simulator in an extensive seawater precinct to
support innovative research into coral spawning, water quality and
climate change.

As part of the Australian Government's Super Science Initiative (Marine
and Climate), AIMS has received competitive funding from the Australian
Research Council to support three exceptional early-career researchers.
Successful applicants will conduct original research within a Project
entitled "A Changing Climate on the Great Barrier Reef: Present and
Future Implications", with a focus on the following topics:

1. Interactive effects of changing climate and water quality on corals
and coral reefs (Position No. 468)
2. Coral cellular microbes: community transitions and roles in a
changing climate (Position No. 469)
3. Coral associated viruses: pathogens, mutualists or agents of
evolution in a changing climate (Position No. 470)

These fellowships are available from 1 July 2011. Fellowship numbers 469
and 470 will address the roles of bacteria and viruses on the ecology
and evolution of corals, e.g. the evolution of new traits through
lateral gene transfer. Further, the bacterial and viral communities
associated with corals will be identified using next generation sequence
analysis, i.e., there is also relevance to the field of systematics.
More information about these jobs and detailed application kits can be
found at

Successful candidates will join a collaborative, multidisciplinary team
addressing important questions about the future of coral reefs. Ideal
candidates will be high achievers with up to 3 years of postdoctoral
experience in directly relevant research. Positions are available for 3
years fixed term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland. Generous
working conditions apply including a commencing salary of AU$73,714 -
AU$81,091 plus superannuation and other benefits.

Project specific inquiries may be made to:

* Position No. 468 - Dr Katharina Fabricius

* Position No. 469 - Dr David Bourne (

* Position No. 470 - Dr Madeleine van Oppen

General enquiries may be directed to AIMS Research Manager, Dr Lyndon
Llewellyn (

Closing date for all positions is 4 March 2011.

AIMS is an EEO Employer and promotes a smoke free work environment

Kylie Tomarchio

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