Technical Officer - Water Quality, Townsville, closing 3 October 2017

Technical Officer - Water Quality

PN657 - 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

The National Sea Simulator facility is a world-class marine research aquarium facility. An exciting opportunity has been created for an experienced water quality expert to coordinate our seawater sampling and analysis program including management of the on-site laboratory, instruments and husbandry of marine species held in the tanks and aquarium facilities.

This position will work with our technical team to develop and maintain systems which support the experimentation, holding, propagation and breeding of marine organisms used in research programs undertaken within the facility.

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 fixed term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have a good knowledge of water quality sampling techniques combined with highly developed analytical skills and be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science or Chemistry;
  • Experience managing a laboratory and maintaining relevant equipment and instrumentation;
  • Well-developed record-keeping and database management skills; and
  • A good understanding of aquarium life support and seawater processing systems.

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 Craig Humphrey,


Applications close Tuesday 3 October 2017.


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Townsville, Queensland

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