Laboratory and Field Technician, Townsville, closing 7 April 2017

Laboratory and Field Technician

PN648 - Townsville, Queensland

About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a world leader in tropical marine science and conducts research supporting environmental sustainability and economic growth in Australia’s tropical oceans.

Through our highly skilled and innovative staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong national and international collaborative relationships and valued technical support, we are helping to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate.

The Institute operates from facilities in Townsville Queensland, Darwin Northern Territory and Perth Western Australia.

About this Opportunity

You be responsible for providing high quality technical and logistical support to our water quality team. Your work will combine the analysis of samples in our laboratory as well as coordinating and participating in regular field work associated with our water quality research, both through small boat day trips to oceanographic ship cruises.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world-leading organisation with attractive working conditions including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site, a salary range of $62,277 - $78,074 and 15.4% superannuation.

This role is being offered for a 3 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have a degree in Science or Chemistry with experience working in a marine or water analytical laboratory.

You will be familiar with laboratory sampling techniques and demonstrate competence to operate related analytical instruments. Proven experience in participating in marine field work and diving and boating qualifications will be highly regarded.

Next Step

Download and read the two documents below. Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria. Electronic applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below.

Position enquiries can be directed to Michele Skuza, Water Quality Analyses Coordinator


Applications close Friday 7 April 2017.


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Townsville, Queensland

Submitting your application

Electronic applications may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: