Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship
This fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to establish a career in biodiversity research.
This two year appointment enables the recipient to apply for grants and publish articles as well as network and collaborate with senior research scientists at the Australian Museum and other experts in the field.
Applications for funding for the year commencing July 2014 will open in February 2014.
Postdoc opportunity in biodiversity research
If you’ve recently completed your doctorate in biological sciences, the Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship at the Australian Museum could be the next step in launching your career.
The Fellowship provides an opportunity for an up-and-coming biodiversity scientist to write papers, apply for grants and network with other research scientists in a supportive environment.
You could be eligible if your research goals align with the Museum’s research directions in biodiversity – from taxonomy to informatics.
Eligibility: Applicants should be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents. They should have been awarded their PhD in a biodiversity-related field consistent with the Australian Museum's Science Research Strategy within the 24 months preceeding the application due date.
Terms: The fellowship will provide an early career scientist with an employment contract for up to 2 years at the Australian Museum at the level of Scientific Officer Grade 1.1 (salary package of $57,497 inclusive of 9% superannuation and annual leave loading, effective 1 July 2012). The Museum will provide additional support such as assistance with relocation costs, office and lab support and a modest operating budget for research expenses.
Conditions: The two year fellowship should commence on or about 1 July 2014. The recipient must be based at the Australian Museum.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
a) Relevance to the research priorities as set out in the Science Research Strategy;
b) Significance of the scientific contribution to the field of study;
c) Quality and clarity of the proposal;
d) Evidence that the applicant will publish papers and be able to apply for grants;
e) Contribution or significance of the intended outcomes to the broader Australian society;
f) Strength of recommendation from supervisor/s;
g) Demonstrated consultation with relevant AM staff members;
h) Quality of the applicant’s research track record.
- Applications for funding between July 2014 and June 2016 will open in February 2014. Application forma will be made available in December 2013.
General Conditions for Fellowships & Awards
- One hardcopy and one electronic copy (via email) of the application and supporting documentation, including curriculum vitae are required for all fellowships and awards.
- All publications arising from or assisted by fellowships or awards must include acknowledgment of the Australian Museum. Further, one copy of any such publication should be forwarded to the Australian Museum.
- The recipient of the fellowship or award will sign a standard data license agreement for use of Australian Museum collection data and will adhere to copyright conditions associated with data and imagery.
- Awardees are expected to give a staff seminar at the Museum on their research.
- The information gathered on applications will be used only for the purpose specified for these fellowships and awards. For further information please read the Australian Museum Privacy Statement.
- Awardees will be provided with basic office facilities. Library access and photographic services will be under the same conditions and rates as are offered to staff.
Project Coordinator (Research and Collections)
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Maxine Kauter , Project Coordinator