First listed on: 30 August 2019

This is a full time (36.25 hrs), fixed term contract to December 2021 ($65,955 - $109,233) based at our World Class facilities at the Townsville campus.


What you can accomplish in the role

As part of the TropWATER Freshwater Ecology Group, you will work within a team of scientists to conduct both independent and team-based research and consulting activities for a diverse range of government, industry and non-government partners. Working in a vibrant and diverse intellectual working environment you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the applied management of environmental issues.

What you will bring to the role

With a demonstrated history of research outputs, including the production of technical reports and the publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals you will also use your experience in managing all aspects of project investigation, finances, field activities, data assessment and reporting to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of agreed project milestones.


Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focusing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging

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