The Global Change Institute delivers high-impact, ‘game changing’ research that provides solutions to global change challenges facing the world. It does this through high-level engagement and partnerships internally using The University of Queensland’s expert knowledge base, and externally through national, regional and international collaboration.

A key component of the GCI’s role is to engage with government, industry and the community to promote research and discovery, to advocate the importance of coordinated and integrated approaches to finding solutions and to transfer knowledge and technologies to the public. With a unique mix of skills and expertise, it also acts as a think-tank in which new ideas can flourish and expand.

GCI employs a diverse range of staff from economists, social scientists, physicists and marine biologists to communicators, administrators and managers. 

You can find positions available with GCI listed below or through UQ Jobs

Job Vacancies

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Other Opportunities

Applications are now open for the 2016 Wentworth Group Science Program. The application form for the 2016 Scholarships can be downloaded HERE

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is offering scholarships to Australian postgraduate students to assist them in bridging the gap between science and public policy. Since its inception in 2002, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has been active in advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia’s environment.

Comprised of eminent scientists and thinkers, the Wentworth Group has three core objectives:

  • Driving innovation in the management of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity;
  • Engaging business, community and political leaders in a dialogue to find and implement solutions to the challenge of environmental stewardship facing the future of Australian society; and
  • Building capacity by mentoring and supporting young natural resources scientists and resource economists to develop their skills and understanding of public policy.

These scholarships are intended to inspire and motivate. Students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law and/or engineering (especially those majoring in environmental science/studies/management/law or ecology) are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship funds will cover participation at a Wentworth Group Master Class in May 2016. Note – the scholarship cannot be used as a stipend.

The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists are seeking students committed to advancing solutions that will secure the long term health of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

Application forms are available HEREApplications close at 5pm (EDST) on Friday 4 March 2016. For further details, please email

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