Science Leader - Northern Territory, Darwin, closing 2 July 2018

Science Leader

PN671 - Darwin, Northern Territory

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

A rare opportunity exists for a senior scientist to lead and develop a team of experienced researchers and technicians at our refurbished Arafura-Timor Research Facility in Darwin.

This role will drive the growth and expansion of AIMS’ world leading research in Northern Australia and contribute to our business development and engagement with community, industry, government and other research entities in the region. Additionally, this role will manage the operational aspects of our Darwin facility including financial, human resource and logistical arrangements.

A highly competitive remuneration and benefits package, comprising a salary range of $134,435 - $171,429, 15.4% superannuation, 9 day fortnight and generous leave entitlements will be offered to the successful applicant. This appointment will be for an initial period of 5 years, with an option for renewal. Relocation assistance will be provided.

About You

You will be an innovative leader, with experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific teams and be able to demonstrate:

  • Postdoctoral qualifications and experience relevant to marine and coastal ecosystem research;
  • Significant research experience supported by a strong publication record and demonstrated research impact;
  • Proven skills in resource management including financial and people; and
  • Business development skills, including the ability to actively engage and collaborate with key stakeholders.

Next Step

Enhance your career and apply now via the link below.  Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria, outlined in the position description. 

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Richard Brinkman,


Applications close Monday 2 July 2018.


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Darwin, Northern Territory

Submitting your application

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

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: