Postdoctoral Fellowship - Marine Ecology, Darwin, closing 5 December 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Marine Ecology

PN630 - Darwin

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

As an early career researcher, you will join a team of senior scientists undertaking research into the movement and behaviour patterns of marine megafauna.  You will have specialist expertise in sea snake ecology and the willingness to participate in extensive field work activities.

Mentored by senior team members, you will have the opportunity to liaise with scientists and collaborators from our partnering organisations while enhancing your research career.

This is an opportunity to join a world leading organisation with excellent learning prospects, attractive working conditions including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, a salary range of $79,423 - $90,382 and 15.4% superannuation.  This role is being offered for a 3 year term and will be based in Darwin, Northern Territory.  Relocation support will be provided.


About You

You will have recently completed a PhD with a strong interest in the preservation of sea snakes and other marine megafauna and be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to work independently at sea, often for extended periods;
  • Advanced skills in statistical analysis, using platforms such as R and GIS;
  • A strong record of science achievement, evidenced by publications and outputs, relevant to career opportunity; and
  • Proven capability to undertake successful independent and innovative research.


Next Step

Please 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. 


Applications close Monday 5 December 2016.


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Submitting your application

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

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