CSE

Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Information for Applicants

Welcome from the Dean

Dean of JCU's College of Science and Engineering, Ron White.

Thank you for your interest in joining JCU's College of Science and Engineering and becoming part of a university quite unlike any other in Australia. The College of Science and Engineering is globally recognised for excellence in research, and we strive to bring research directly into our teaching. Our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are united by a commitment to excellent teaching and experiential learning opportunities utilising our world-class infrastructure and natural laboratories, as well as a commitment to diversity and respect for difference.

All of this happens in some of the most interesting places in the world. This Power of place begins in North Queensland and has a footprint that extends from Townsville, to Brisbane in the south and Cairns and the Cape York Peninsula in the north. In the west our presence is felt as far as Mount Isa. Furthermore, in Singapore we are well-placed to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Asia-Pacific region.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well on the journey you are about to begin.

Regards,

Professor Ron White

Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

About JCU

This is Uni... but not as you know it


Students and staff can develop professional skills during field trips to the most fascinating places on Earth. Students don't just leave with degrees, they finish with stories. JCU staff are committed to inspiring those stories through research and teaching excellence that brings together people and societies, the natural world, the built environment and experiential learning.


Stories about Research and Teaching

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference

Working at JCU

Join a university known for its world-leading research, knowledge infrastructure, partnerships and research findings.

JCU is equally committed to high-quality and high-impact research. To realise these outcomes, the University has invested substantially in structures and facilities to support research and development activity. Wherever possible these initiatives have been leveraged to obtain additional external investment and the best value outcomes in facility development.

One of several key aspects in JCU's success lies in its unique geographical location. The advantages of this to our researchers and graduate students cannot be overstated, with ready access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in our backyard. The University has invested in field research stations to take further advantage of this tropical landscape. Find out more about JCU's research centres, institutes and colleges.

This commitment has resulted in hard-earned accolades, with Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating 83% of JCU’s research fields as world-class or above. JCU received the highest possible rating, well above world standard, in the research areas of ecological applications, ecology, environmental science and management, fisheries sciences, geology, medical microbiology, organic chemistry and plant biology. Every field of research in medical and health sciences was rated world-class or above.

JCU received a rating of world-class or above in the following research areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
  • Classical Physics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Ecological Applications
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and Environmental Geoscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Sociology
  • Specialist Studies in Education
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Zoology.

JCU campuses and research hubs are on the doorstep of some of the world’s most spectacular environments, including:

  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The rainforests of the Wet Tropics
  • The savannahs of Cape York Peninsula
  • The deserts of the arid outback.

Some of these unique environments are home to JCU's exceptional research facilities, including:

Governments and global businesses consider JCU’s research as central to the future of the tropics. JCU has strong links with rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the Asia Pacific region. Many local, national and international research organisations and industry groups collaborate with JCU. These linkages help ensure our courses are research-rich and reflect the latest innovations. Many of our staff and students are co-located with researchers from partner institutions.


James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and is dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

An opportunity is now available for a full time; fixed term to June 2024 appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The position is based on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas (QLD, Australia), with remuneration at Academic Level A $69,717 - $93,159 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions.

What you can accomplish in the Role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in collaboration with fellow Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) and Geoscience Australia (GA) researchers and collaborators, external partners (government, industry), to conduct research, develop and/or contribute to research publications as a member of a high performing team and ensure all key research outcomes and milestones are achieved in alignment with project timelines.

What you can bring to the role

  • A PhD qualification or near completion in Geology, Economic Geology or related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mineral deposits models, geochronology, geochemistry and petrology.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in research publication.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organise and conduct research projects.

Why JCU

We support our people through the provision of:

  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Corporate discounts on health insurance premiums
  • Career and professional development support
  • Modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafés, gym, pool and childcare

How to apply

If you are seeking a rewarding research appointment within a supportive work environment, please obtain further information and apply now. Visit the Careers at JCU Website - vacancy reference 17923. Applications close Sunday 15 May.


James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and is dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

An opportunity is now available for a full time; two year fixed term appointment (with the possibility of extension) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow /Research Fellow, Livelihoods Lab within the Centre for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (CSTFA) at JCU. The position is based on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Remote working within Australia may be considered. Remuneration at Academic Level A or Academic Level B $69,717 - $115,465 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions. Level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

What you can accomplish in the role

An exciting opportunity for a leadership role in a project that aims to empower Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in South East Asia to engage with policy processes and strengthen marine and maritime resource management, local level implementation and agency, including the use of Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures (OECMs).

Work with the Livelihoods Lab team and CSOs in partner countries to design, establish, and implement an international Community of Practice that will support CSOs to work together to capitalise on opportunities and address challenges related to marine and maritime resource management and conservation.

Why JCU

We support our people through the provision of:

  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Corporate discounts on health insurance premiums
  • Career and professional development support
  • Modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafés, gym, pool and childcare

How to apply

If you are seeking a rewarding research appointment within a supportive work environment, please obtain further information and apply now. Visit the Careers at JCU Website - vacancy reference 17937. Applications close Sunday 29 May.


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About Tropical North Queensland

With the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests, North Queensland has a treasure-trove of natural wonders to explore.

The urban centres of Cairns and Townsville are major commercial and tourism hubs, providing opportunities for business, recreation and adventure.

North Queensland is home to some of the best weather that Australia has to offer. Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make North Queensland such a popular place to live.

The North Queensland climate is characterised by two distinct seasons, with warm temperatures and a low rainfall during the winter period while summer sees higher rainfall and warmer, balmy temperatures.

For more information, visit JCU North Queensland.

For more information

Phone: +61 7 4781 4345 Email: deancse@jcu.edu.au