Technical Officer - Analytical Services, Townsville, closing 24 September 2018

Technical Officer - Analytical Services

21301 - 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

You will join a small dedicated team and contribute to the daily operations of our state-of-the-art analytical laboratory ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment protocols. You will generate high quality data measurements and analysis reports and provide technical advice for users of the facility.

This role requires an experienced laboratory analyst who can demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Opportunities to produce analytical reports, contribute to research papers and work closely with our research staff supporting their activities are available.

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 minimum 3 year fixed term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have tertiary qualifications in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry with demonstrated experience in:

  • Analysing marine water, nutrients, sediment and tissue samples for carbon, nitrogen and inorganic constituents;
  • Operating and maintaining specialised laboratory instruments;
  • Adhering to quality assurance and quality control practices; and
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with research staff.

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 Muhsen Aljada, Laboratory Manager


Applications close Monday 24 September 2018.


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Closing Date

24 September 2018

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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: