Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biological Sciences
University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Level A ($70,729.75 - $94,637.91)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences at UQ has an outstanding program of research in evolution, global change biology, ecology, marine science including aquaculture, behaviour, physiology, entomology, zoology, botany, genomics, development and conservation biology. World-class infrastructure, proximity to stunning habitats and biodiversity, and our tropical-subtropical location contribute to our unique working environment. The School hosts two research discipline centres, The Ecology Centre and the Centre for Marine Science and the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Research hub as well as being a node for the Australian Research Councils Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

The role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work within a new project “Activating blue carbon for coastal restoration” with Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow Catherine Lovelock. Professor Lovelock’s Laureate project aims to enhance coastal sustainability to the benefit of coastal communities through research supporting restoration of coastal wetlands that will increase storage of blue carbon thereby helping to mitigate climate change. By enhancing knowledge of the benefits of restoring coastal wetlands for carbon sequestration, including financial opportunities for carbon farming and the role of blue carbon in meeting our national greenhouse gas emission targets, the project will help inform and improve coastal wetland management globally.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. wetland hydrology, marine science, coastal engineering, marine or restoration ecology) and demonstrated skills and experience in in hydrological modelling, spatial biophysical analyses and restoration ecology. We are seeking a person who has demonstrated experience in organising workshops; evidence of a strong publication record; an ability to establish effect relationships and the capacity to work with and coordinate a diverse group of scientists; possess evidence of a contribution to collaborative research, including the ability to work collaboratively with remote colleagues.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term position for 3 years at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range of $70,729 - $94,637p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. 

Position Description

Download File PD_Postdoctoral Research Fellow_511795.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Catherine Lovelock on

To apply

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Selection Criteria responses

For information on completing the application process click here.

Advertised: 04 Jan 2021

Applications close: 01 Feb 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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