Submitted: 17 February 2023
Department: Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research & Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution
Institution: Griffith University
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 18 March 2023
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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow is being sought as part of Professor Tanya Smith's Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship team - a collaborative international group of archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and geochemists. This role will conduct research and contribute to the development of publications, presentations and research reports, while also advancing their own career development through independent scholarship. The postholder will be required to undertake essential research administration tasks, including overseeing aspects of the hard tissue histology and microscopy laboratories, as well as monitoring student use.

The team is looking to add complementary strengths; ideally the successful candidate will have demonstrated significant experience in trace metal or oxygen isotope analyses of biominerals, but we will consider candidates with research experience and publications in archaeochemistry or earth science. This is full-time, fixed term two year position based at the Griffith University Gold Coast campus (Southport, Queensland). The successful candidate will be appointed at either Grade 1 or 2 depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

Salary Range The base salary for a Research Fellow (Grade 1) is in the range $78,437 - $91,879 AUD per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $91,771 - $107,498 AUD per annum.

The base salary for a Research Fellow (Grade 2) is in the range $100,137 - $118,916 AUD per annum, plus 17% employer superannuation. The total package is in the range $117,160 - $139,132 AUD per annum.

How to Apply Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:   

A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, in particular addressing the criteria and key responsibilities as stated in the Job Description (above).  Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:  Full name, address, telephone number and email address;  Details of education, professional training and qualifications;  Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;  Research interests and list of publications;  Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.  Click here to view the Position Description

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

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