Fully Funded PhD Opportunity: Coral Recruitment Dynamics at JCU

PhD position available in coral recruitment dynamics and restoration at James Cook University (JCU) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

JCU are seeking a PhD student to examine coral recruitment and post-settlement survival and growth dynamics across an environmental gradient on the Great Barrier Reef, starting in January 2020. The student will join a team that is focused on identifying settlement and post-settlement mortality dynamics for a diversity of critical reef-building coral species for the Reef Recovery, Adaptation, and Restoration Program at AIMS, in collaboration with JCU. The student will work collaboratively with a team that includes Drs. Carly Randall (AIMS), Andrew Heyward (AIMS), Andrew Negri (AIMS), Mia Hoogenboom (JCU), and Line Bay (AIMS), and will be expected to develop independent research projects that complement the overall team goals.

Ideal applicants will have a strong background in quantitative marine ecology (with a bachelor’s degree with honours and/or master’s degree), strong analytical skills with a competence in R, a proven record of publication with excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated potential to conduct intensive field and laboratory research, both independently and as part of a cross-institutional team.

This is a 4-year position that will be supported through an AIMS@JCU scholarship and includes a stipend, tuition, and benefits. More information on how to apply can be found at the AIMS@JCU website.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Carly Randall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ahead of the formal application deadline (30 Sept) with a single PDF file that includes:

  1. a current CV including contact information for 3 references;
  2. a brief statement/cover letter (
  3. 1-2 writing samples (publication, term paper, etc…)

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