Current Vacancies

The following positions are currently available:
1. PhD position on coastal protection services provided by coastal ecosystems (see below).
2. Two PhD positions on parrot disease ecology and genomics (see below)

Two PhD positions on disease ecology and genomics in parrots

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We seek two outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidates to work on the ARC Discovery project ‘Genomic diversity, tolerance and ecology of wildlife disease’ with Professors Andy Bennett and Soren Alexandersen (Deakin and GCEID), Dr Matt Berg (Deakin) and Professor Scott Edwards (Harvard).

The students will be based at Deakin University, Geelong (near Melbourne, Australia) in a research group in the Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) and the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID) with opportunities for travel to Scott Edward’s lab at Harvard USA. The research project will commence in January 2018 and students need to start by July 2018, preferably earlier.


PhD position to study the coastal protection services provided by coastal ecosystems in south eastern Australia

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This project will: 1) employ field techniques to estimate and monitor wave and erosion reduction through vegetated coastal ecosystems, and 2) incorporate remote sensing and land use data to quantify and map the avoided erosion and storm surge reduction services of these ecosystems in south eastern Australia. This project will provide key information for industry project partners and coastal zone managers in coastal risk assessment and management in south eastern Australia.

Project partners: Deakin University, The Nature Conservancy, Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Value: AUD$26,681 per annum tax free, project support (incl. computer, travel) plus other benefits:

Supervisory team: The project is supervised by academics from Deakin University (A/Prof. Peter Macreadie, Dr Clare Duncan, Dr Paul Carnell, A/Prof. Daniel Ierodiaconou, and Dr Emily Nicholson).

Closing date: The position will remain open until filled. A first assessment of applications will be conducted in late December 2017