position 478


Employment opportunity

As advertised in the Townsville Bulletin (June 18, 2011)
and online via Seek and CareerOne


Position No 478

Technical Officer

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is the leading national organisation researching tropical marine ecosystems. The Institute has world-class laboratory facilities in Townsville Queensland, Perth Western Australia and Darwin Northern Territory, two modern research vessels and extensive technical support.

AIMS is internationally renowned for its capabilities in marine biodiversity, water quality, marine microbiology and climate change. Significant federal government funding is being invested into the AIMS Tropical Marine Research Facilities Project of which a key outcome is the commissioning of the Australian Tropical Oceans Simulator (ATOS).

Design and construction of this state-of-the-art experimental aquarium facility is currently underway at the AIMS Cape Ferguson Research Facility in Townsville, Queensland. This new facility will support innovative research into coral reef ecology, coral spawning, water quality and climate change. Construction of a prototype facility is nearing completion and an opportunity for a Technical Officer has been created to steer this project into the future.

The Technical Officer will provide direct operational input into the installation and maintenance of the ATOS equipment and seawater handling systems and assist in the configuration and operation of scientific experiments within the facility.

The successful candidate will have prior experience in designing, building, operating and monitoring advanced life support aquarium systems, supported by tertiary qualifications in Science or Aquaculture. Experience applying safe laboratory practices and scheduling and running aquarium experiments will be considered highly advantageous.

Attractive working conditions apply including a remuneration package of $55,875 - $70,048 plus up to 15.4% superannuation, learning and development opportunities, generous leave entitlements, 9 day fortnight, commuter car transportation to site and many other benefits.  This opportunity will initially be offered for a fixed term period of three years.

Application information is available from www.aims.gov.au/employment. Position enquiries may be directed to Craig Humphrey; c.humphrey@aims.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is close of business
Wednesday July 6, 2011

Application kit: www.aims.gov.au/employment

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Applications for advertised positions must be received on or before the specified closing date. Applications which are submitted electronically may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications must include a completed coversheet, resume and statement addressing the selection criteria. Other documentation supporting the application will also be accepted.

Applications can be submitted via:

Email:    

applications@aims.gov.au
Postal:    Attention Recruitment Coordinator
        PMB 3
        Townsville Mailing Centre
        Townsville Qld 4810
        Australia

Enquiries
For further enquiries, please contact the Recruitment Coordinator via:

Phone:    +61 (07) 4753 4260
Email:    recruitment@aims.gov.au

Postal:    PMB 3
        Townsville Mailing Centre
        Townsville Qld 4810
        Australia

 

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE

AIMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and promotes a smoke free work environment