We currently have no open post-doctoral positions available.

If you wish to apply for a competitive research fellowship, such as an ARC DECRA Fellowship, we would be happy to discuss opportunities for developing and conducting this type of fellowship within our group at JCU.


We regularly have casual positions for research assistants to support our global ecosystem remote sensing projects. These positions work closely with the lab group to develop training and validation datasets to support our high-resolution global-scale projects aimed at mapping threatened ecosystems and how they change over time.

If you are interested in a research assistant position in our lab, please contact Nicholas Murray regarding current opportunities.


* Applications for PhDs commencing in 2023 at JCU can now be submitted. Closing Date: 30 September 2022. Please contact Nick to discuss potential projects.

We have a range of ongoing opportunities to conduct graduate research in our lab. We typically focus on recruiting post-graduate students keen to focus on applied remote sensing, understanding threatened marine, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, species movement and migration, and status assessments of biodiversity.

Some potential projects that would be suitable to develop in our lab include:

  • The changing drivers of coastal ecosystem change and new opportunities for conservation.

  • Advancing global-scale remote sensing to meet conservation needs.

  • Detecting ecosystem degradation from space.

  • Global barriers of tidal inundation.

  • Quantitative methods in ecosystem distribution mapping.

  • Fine-scale detection of coastal wetland change in South-east Asia.

  • Developing new performance measures of nature-based coastal defenses.

  • Forecasting coastal change: connecting spatial simulations to earth observation.

We also welcome your own ideas for your PhD project.

If you are interested in conducting honours, masters or PhD research in our lab, contact Nicholas Murray with a CV and short statement of your research interests.