Research Associate in Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
The ARC Discovery Project DP200100203 ‘Reconstructing Australia’s fire history from cave stalagmites’ is led by Prof Andy Baker (BEES) and Adjunct Lecturer Dr Pauline Treble (ANSTO). The Research Associate will provide scientific support to ARC Discovery Project DP200100203 “Reconstructing Australia’s fire history from cave stalagmites’” This project aims to calibrate the paleofire signal from stalagmites in shallow caves, and to construct annually resolved stalagmite records of paleofire frequency and intensity for the last millennia.
The Research Associate will assist the project investigators in carrying out the research project and be responsible for coordinating and undertaking field and laboratory work and associated data collection, analysis and drafting of papers for publication. The Research Associate will also be responsible for collaborating with project partners ANSTO and other project collaborators.
About the Role
- $96K – $103K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
- Fixed Term – 2 years
- Full time (35 hours)
Specific responsibilities for this role include:
- Conducts research on the project under the direction of the Supervisors, both independently and as a part of a team.
- Undertake field and laboratory work associated with the geochemical analysis of stalagmites.
- Collect and analyse project data from field campaigns and the geochemical analyses of stalagmites using advanced isotopic and elemental in-situ analysis techniques such as synchrotron and micro-XRF, and LA-ICPMS.
- Contribute to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals and progress reporting to other researchers and industry partners.
- Assist with the coordination of research activities and actively contribute to research outputs to meet project milestones.
- Contribute to the preparation of research proposal submissions to funding bodies and actively seek collaboration with industry and academic partners as appropriate.
- Participate in and/or present at conferences and/or workshops relevant to the project as required.
- Coordinate research activities and participate in the definition of research directions.
- Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct. Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
- Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.
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