Technical Officer, Townsville, closing 2 December 2016

Technical Officer

PN625 - Townsville


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 taking a lead role in the advancement and management of the AIMS Photosynthetic Symbiont Culture Facility (PSCF) and contribute to the coral restoration research activities.   As an experienced laboratory technician, you will initiate and facilitate research projects and support science research activities which utilise this facility. 

As well as participate in field work to collect organisms, your work may involve the training and supervision of staff and visitors using the PSCF. 

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 - $70,173 and 15.4% superannuation.  This role is being offered with an immediate start for a fixed term to 30 June 2020.


About You

You will have tertiary qualifications in Science with experience in algal culturing methods, algal physiology, algal biology and algal taxonomy.   You will have a high degree of skill in using analytical instruments and be able to demonstrate the ability to coordinate activities within a multi-use laboratory facility.


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 Friday 2 December 2016.


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

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