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Research Scientist - Environmental Impacts, Townsville, closing 16 October 2017

Research Scientist - Environmental Impacts

PN659 - Townsville, Queensland

About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

Our research into some of Australia’s iconic marine ecosystems guides their management and that of similar systems around the world. We do marine science that has practical benefit to the real world, providing high quality, large-scale and long-term research that is used by governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS researchers at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best tools and equipment like the National Sea Simulator, cutting edge laboratories and our fleet of research vessels.

About this Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-career researcher to investigate the environmental impacts of coastal development. This research portfolio will focus on coastal development projects in tropical and sub-tropical Australia, especially those related to dredging impacts and other ecotoxicological assessments of water quality.

You will work across an inter-disciplinary team and contribute your research and technical skills to solve complex environmental problems as well as establish collaborations with external clients to increase the presence of AIMS’ research capacity in this field. You will have access to our premier marine research aquarium facility, the National Sea Simulator, for experimentation and analysis.

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 $99,609 - $109,198 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 be experienced in undertaking research on the ecological impacts from coastal developments, including dredging and be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD and postdoctoral experience in biology or environmental science;
  • Experience undertaking experimental aquarium-based research;
  • Experience undertaking physiological and molecular analyses of marine invertebrates for environmental stress assessments;
  • Strong skills in experimental design, statistical analyses and interpretation of biological data; and
  • Proven ability to lead a small team in conducting field-based research.

Next Step

Download the application information, position description and selection criteria below. Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria.

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Ross Jones, r.jones@aims.gov.au.

 

Applications close Monday 16 October 2017.

 

apply now Position Description application guide
Position Number

PN659

Location

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:

Email: applications@aims.gov.au