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Interested in joining us? Have a look at the RRAP job vacancies and opportunities for PhD students available below.

We have two full PhD scholarships to work as part of the EcoRRAP component of the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. EcoRRAP focuses on investigating the intrinsic functioning of coral reefs with a strong focus on understanding post disturbance dynamics.


The two scholarships will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team trying to understand the mechanism driving reef dynamics. In particular one of the scholarships will be focused on evolutionary biology of corals with an emphasis on the relationship between temperature and growth. The second scholarship will be focused on coral population dynamics and spatial ecology based on 3D imagery.


Interested applicants please contact Juan Ortiz regarding the temperature-growth scholarship and Renata Ferrari Legorreta regarding the population dynamics and spatial ecology scholarship.

The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Programs' mission is to provide decision-makers with scientifically proven, ecologically-effective, socially acceptable, technically-feasible, and economically-viable options for intervening at scale on the Great Barrier Reef and other Australian reefs to help them recover from, and adapt to, the effects of climate change, and to help guide implementation if required.


The Project Specialist Industry Development will assess economic, financial and other relevant labour and infrastructure dimensions relevant to developing a reef restoration industry.


The Project Specialist will develop models to estimate the demand or required labour, equipment and technology using the current state and scenarios of plausible future states of interventions. Over the landscape of the project the key output will be an evidenced based industry roadmap that will guide Federal, State and local Government, and relevant industry and community sectors and groups and towards the development of a new reef restoration capability for Queensland and Australia.


Status: Fixed-term, full-time basis for 2 years


Closing Date: 25 March 2021


Applications: Jobs at QUT