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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Reef Restoration and Adaptation)

The University of Queensland

The Centre for Policy Futures The Centre for Policy Futures provides a forum for The University of Queensland's researchers to inform policy debate and shape public policy by connecting academic research with policy and program development. Through robust, rigorous, and timely research and sustained policy engagement, the Centre positions the University as a key source of ideas and insights on the policy priorities that matter to Queensland, Australia, the region and beyond. The Centre's researchers, affiliated fellows and visiting fellows pursue a vibrant research program focused on independent and peer-reviewed research, as well as commissioned reports, discussion papers, and policy briefs.

Working closely with governments, international organisations, and key stakeholders, the Centre specialises in four policy areas: (i) Security, Development & Foreign Policy; (ii) Environment, Energy & Sustainability; (iii) Science, Technology & Society, and (iv) Justice, Rights & Empowered Communities. Information about the Centre may be found on the Centre for Policy Futures website . About This Opportunity An opportunity exists for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work within a project on the policy and regulatory dimensions of reef restoration and adaptation, as part of the Centre for Policy Futures contribution to the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP).

Working with reef regulators, managers and scientists, you will help investigate the capacity of the existing regulatory and policy arrangements to address RRAP interventions in the Great Barrier Reef, and develop options for innovative regulatory and policy approaches to reef restoration and adaptation. This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus , renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate Our ideal candidate must have a PhD (awarded, submitted or near completion) in environmental policy or a related discipline. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to publish high quality publications in international academic outlets, manage research projects, and engage with government and/or industry partners. In addition you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, and independently while contributing to the collegial life of the Centre within the University and the wider community.

For a more detailed list of duties and selection criteria, please refer to the attached Position Description. You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity. We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applicat.


Date19 December 2020

Location -

type Full Time

Salary $69,342.89 - $92,782.26

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