Full Time, Fixed Term (3 years)

The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment conducts research on the impacts of environmental change on terrestrial biota from genes to ecosystems (http://www.uws.edu.au/hie). The Institute includes 44 academic staff who are supported by 20 skilled technical and support staff. The Institute offers comprehensive field, controlled-environment and laboratory research facilities and is based on the Hawkesbury campus of University of Western Sydney in Richmond, close to the city of Sydney. Web: www.uws.edu.au/hawkesburyinstitute

The Institute is seeking to appoint an energetic academic to a Level A position within the Soil Biology and Genomics theme. This position will focus on research related to an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant ‘The legacy of rainfall patterns in dryland ecosystems’. The successful candidate will conduct research into how rainfall impacts dryland ecosystems to advance our understanding of the mechanisms that govern above- and belowground communities. The appointee will conduct field and laboratory research to fulfill the objectives of the project.

Remuneration: Academic Level A $71,865 to $86,824 p.a. plus Superannuation (9.5% Superannuation for first 12 months, then 17% Superannuation thereafter) plus Leave Loading

Position Enquiries: Dr Uffe Nielsen, +61 (02) 4570 1131 or email

Closing Date: 29 March 2015

How to apply: Please visit the UWS website
http://careers.uws.edu.au/Current-Vacancies for full details on this
position and how to apply.