Associate Professor in Autotrophic Ecophysiology

University of Waikato
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Up to $135,000
November 20 2018
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School of Science

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The University of Waikato is committed to building a world-class research and education programme in polar biology through the combined efforts of the School of Science, The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research, and the Environmental Research Institute. The position is in the School of Science which offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Aquaculture, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology and Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

This position is key to the University's existing multidisciplinary expertise in Antarctic research. Applications are sought from suitably qualified people with expertise in Phototrophic Ecophysiology or a related area, for a three-year period due to the external funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous extramurally-funded research programme with a high potential for unique fundamental discoveries and to participate in teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area with demonstrated excellence in innovative research. All areas of contemporary micro eukaryote/prokaryote biology will be considered but we especially seek individuals that have experience working in aquatic and/or terrestrial polar systems and biogeochemistry. We are also interested in those who undertake process related measurements in combination with genetic approaches to understand cellular responses to a changing environment.

Salary range for Associate Professors is $122,280 to $135,018 per year, depending on qualifications, skills and experience,

Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Craig Cary

This position is fixed-term for three years.

This vacancy will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 380456

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