[MARMAM] Ship Strike PhD Position - SOPOPP

Susan Bengtson Nash s.bengtsonnash at griffith.edu.au
Mon Mar 25 20:37:35 PDT 2019

Dear MARMAM Colleagues,

The Southern Ocean Persistent Pollutants Program (SOPOPP) at Griffith University's Environmental Futures Research Institute, is currently seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join our team investigating the risk of humpback whale ship strike in Moreton Bay, southeast Queensland.

This project aligns with the Australian government strategy for the mitigation of vessel strike of marine mega-fauna, and will be conducted in collaboration with the Port of Brisbane Pty. Ltd. and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Suitable candidates will demonstrate a robust mathematical background, familiarity with ecological modelling approaches, and ideally have prior experience in boat operation and cetacean field work.

The successful applicant will need to secure an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship /Griffith University Postgraduate Scholarship. Scholarship applications close Monday 29th April, 2019 for a late 2019 start.  Scholarships are merit based and applicants will need to demonstrate that they hold a 1st class honours or equivalent, or have been leading author on at least one peer-reviewed journal article.

Application Details:

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest to Associate Professor Susan Bengtson Nash (s.bengtsonnash at griffith.edu.au<mailto:s.bengtsonnash at griffith.edu.au>) no later than 5th April, 2019

Associate Professor Susan Bengtson Nash

Program Director

Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program (SOPOPP)

SCAR: Chair of ImPACT | ARC: College of Experts | Editor: Scientific Reports

Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI),  Griffith University,  Nathan Campus.

170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia.

Email: s.bengtsonnash at griffith.edu.au | Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 5062  | Mobile: +61 (0)437 888 711

Twitter: @Antarctica_POPs | Skype: s.bengtsonnash | Website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/southern-ocean-persistent-organic-pollutants-program


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