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Environment and medical research jobs go at JCU

James Cook University in north Queensland will cut at least 30 jobs from its tropical environment, social sciences and medical research faculties in a bid to find savings of around $8.5 million.

According to media outlets in Townsville and Cairns, dozens of academics from the two faculties have met with JCU senior management and been told that their positions will be affected by “a change proposal”.

Research areas that could be affected include marine sciences, ecology, economics, education, climate change and engineering.  It is understood that the cuts will not affect JCU’s Singapore campus

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