First listed on: 09 July 2024

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally and globally. 

We now have an opportunity for a passionate and experienced Researcher to join our team within the College of Science and Engineering as a Research Fellow, Grouper Nutrition.

  •  Full-time; fixed term to December 2027
  • Academic Level B $106,593 - $125,774 p.a. + up to 17% employer superannuation contributions, leave loading and other generous employee benefits
  • Based at the Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking a dynamic and engaging researcher to guide and conduct research activities aimed at developing knowledge in grouper nutrition and hatchery technology.

The project is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and extends between JCU in Australia and the Research Institutes for Aquaculture in Vietnam.

What you can bring to the role 

  • Possession or recent submission of a PhD qualification or equivalent in in fish nutrition, physiology or similar discipline.
  • Expertise in nutritional research and the application of aquatic animal physiology to nutrient requirements.
  • Experience with analytical technology of relevance to fish nutrition, including at least two of the following; histology, plasma biochemistry, photometric analysis, microplate readers, proximate analysis, bomb calorimetry, genomics, etc.
  • Evidence of research ability, including innovation, creativity and timely completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a multicultural team and knowledge of the Vietnamese aquaculture research environment are desirable.

Why JCU? 

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth – working under the values of Authenticity, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect. We support our people through the provision of;

  • A generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • 5 weeks of annual recreation leave and Annual leave loading
  • 15 days paid sick/carers leave per year
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Fitness Passport
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (coaching and counselling)
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance premiums
  • Well-equipped facilities including an on-campus childcare centre and primary school, cafes, hairdresser, post office, medical centre and gym.
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.

 What matters to us at JCU?

 Our People – Our staff, students, and the communities we serve

Our Education – Knowledge has the power to change lives

Our Place – the Tropics and beyond

Our Research – a catalyst for innovation and knowledge generation.

How to Apply 

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Visit the Careers at JCU Website and submit your application online.

Vacancy Reference Number 18979. Applications Close 28 July 2024 at 11:59PM AEST.

James Cook University encourages people from all backgrounds who meet the role requirements to apply. We value and celebrate the diversity of our community and are committed to ensuring our learning and working environment is safe and welcoming.

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