PN676 Laboratory and Field Technician, Townsville, closing 25 June 2018

Laboratory and Field Technician

PN676 - 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

You be responsible for providing high quality technical and logistical support to our water quality team. Your work will combine the analysis of samples in our laboratory as well as coordinating and participating in regular field work associated with our water quality research, through small boat day trips to extended oceanographic ship cruises.

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 $63,523 - $79,635 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 have a degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Marine Science with experience in boat-based fieldwork. You will be familiar with laboratory techniques for analyses of water samples and demonstrate competence to operate related analytical instruments. Candidates with diving and boating qualifications will be highly regarded.

Next Step

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

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Renee Gruber


Applications close Monday 25 June 2018.


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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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