Technician - Aquarist, Townsville, closing 3 October 2017

Technician - Aquarist

PN656 - 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 a new Technician to join the team and play a key role in the development, operation and maintenance of the systems for the experimentation, holding, propagation and breeding of marine organisms for use in research programs undertaken in the facility.

This position will take a lead role in supervising a team of Technicians within the facility to ensure the highest standards for cleaning, feeding and maintenance of the aquarium systems.

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 strong interest in the aquarium industry combined with relevant tertiary qualifications in science and be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in operating aquarium/aquaculture life support systems and maintaining related equipment;
  • Experience in the husbandry of reef organisms;
  • Experienced in the propagation of coral; and
  • Experience leading small teams.

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

Submitting your application

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

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