Research Technician, Townsville, closing 1 October 2018

Research Technician

21304 - Townsville

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

In this role you will provide technical support to AIMS staff working in our Tropical Marine Water Quality and Impact team on various research projects. You will coordinate and participate in field operations and provide laboratory support through the management of samples and associated data, analyses and organising and conducting experiments on marine organisms in the National Sea Simulator.

This is your 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 per annum and 15.4% superannuation. This is a 3 year fixed term contract and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have sound knowledge of tropical coral reef ecosystems and water quality issues and be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to undertake shore and ship based field work in multiple areas of marine ecology in remote locations for extended periods of time;
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment organising and conducting experiments and managing and analysing samples;
  • Strong computer literacy and experience with data management and reporting; and
  • High level verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work in a team and independently as required.

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 Frederieke Kroon, Research Team Leader,


Applications close Monday 1 October 2018.


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Closing Date

1 October 2018

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

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