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Two post-doctoral positions are available at the University of Canberra in the newly established Centre for Applied Water Science, to work in partnership with CSIRO, a range of university, agency and Commonwealth government partners to carry out research on the critical issue of environmental water management in the Murray Darling Basin.
The positions are funded through the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office Basin-wide FLOW-Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (FLOW-MER) program. More information can be found here.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Biodiversity Responses
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecosystem Energetics
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Lakes are one of the largest aquatic source of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as methane. Recent studies have highlighted the important role of small lake/ponds as a source of GHG. Australia is a dry continent and has a large number of small farm dams (ponds), but little is known about their contribution of GHGs. This fully funded project will study a number of dams from tropical to temperate regions along the east coast of Australia to determine how much GHG they emit, and the factors controlling these emissions. This project will use a combination of different techniques such as stable isotopes, cavity ring down spectroscopy, floating chambers, bubble traps and benthic process measurements.
Applicants will need to have an Honours or Master degree, undertaken in English, in a related field such as biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, or closely related. The project will involve extended periods in the field, including in boats, sometimes in remote areas. The PhD scholarship will provide a tax-free stipend of $27,400 and tuition fees will be exempt. Interested applicants should send their CV highlighting their research background and interests in this area to Prof. Bradley Eyre – (firstname.lastname@example.org). Only short-listed applicants will be notified. Closing date November 8, 2019 although it may be extended longer if position is not filled. Starting date is flexible, but preferably early 2020.
The project will be undertaken in the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry (www.scu.edu.au/coastal-biogeochemistry) at Southern Cross University which received the highest rank of 5.0, well above world average, in geochemistry in the most recent assessment of research excellence by the Australian government.
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