Call for PhD candidates to join our team and lead research on Coastal ‘Blue’ Carbon, Freshwater ‘Teal’ carbon, Ecosystem restoration, Ecosystem services, Farm Dams, and more. Please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your CV and a Cover letter outlining your research interests and experience.
New August 2021:
Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab is a multi-disciplinary research group at the forefront of global efforts to sustainably manage and use nature for improving lives and livelihoods. We specialise in nature-based solutions to climate change though actions that protect, govern, and restore freshwater, coastal, and ocean ecosystems. We have collaborative partnerships and projects across 30 countries and are recognised as world-leaders in science underpinning natural climate solutions.
We are looking to expand our team (currently 25 researchers – including 14 PhD-level scientists) and we are seeking experienced researchers with skills in one or more of the following areas:
If you think you are suited to any of these roles, please send your CV and a statement of suitability (of 1-page max) to email@example.com. Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/.
We are looking for a PhD candidate to join our ARC Discovery grant research on the “Mechanisms underpinning the formation and stabilisation of coastal blue carbon”. Candidates can apply for either of these two projects:
MICROBIAL COMMUNITY GENOMICS WITHIN BLUE CARBON ECOSYSTEMS
The project will aim to address the following:
BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISMS OF BLUE CARBON
The applicant will need to:
PhD applicants should email the following documents to Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett:
The student will be enrolled in a 3-year PhD. Applicants will be based at Deakin University’s Burwood campus (Melbourne).
We are UNABLE to provide individual feedback on competitiveness. The following features were common among PhD candidates interviewed at the Blue Carbon Lab: (a) First authored-paper in scientific journal, (b) first class Honours/Masters, (c) experience directly related to the project, and (d) an accolade that reflects the student being among the top in their academic cohort.
Applications will be received until the position is filled.
The USA to Australia Graduate Education Scholarships will support full-time Graduate level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) in the fields of STEM at an accredited educational institution in Australia. Open for application on September 1 to October 15 each year.
Students are always welcome to join us in the laboratory and the field. Please fill out this form to let us know how you would like to get involved! Depending on your skills and interest, you might help processing soil samples in the lab, entering Blue Carbon data, joining one our coring campaigns, and more. It is a great opportunity to get upskilled and meet our scientists!