The appointee will join an innovative team focused on novel and sustainable biofuels and bioproducts derived from macroalgae. The appointee will provide research leadership within the macroalgal “production R&D” sub-program of the Macroalgal Biofuels and Bioproducts projectan industry partnered project with MBD Energy through the Advanced Manufacturing CRC. The appointee will conduct and lead research in the area of algal production and the selection and optimisation of high productivity, high value species. This project has a significant innovation and commercialisation focus. Applicants from diverse backgrounds with an interest in innovation and a desire for applied outcomes are encouraged to apply. The main objectives of the project are to: provide the scientific blueprint for the development and production of high-energy biofuels and valuable co-products from macroalgal biomass; demonstrate innovative and efficient intensive culture of macroalgal (freshwater and marine) biomass specifically optimised to produce biocrude as a base for high-energy Biofuels; integrate macroalgal biomass into aquatic waste streams and provide commercial and cost-effective bioremediation of carbon, nutrients and metals.
-PhD in Biological, Marine or Aquatic Science; – Track record in research publications; – Evidence of strong quantitative biology skills and research experience with aquatic organisms; – Evidence of research leadership and innovation; -Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.