About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

We are a trusted advisor, a partner and employer of choice, and we value integrity, innovation, collaboration and respect.

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

AIMS expert teams at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to world-class infrastructure including the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim), cutting-edge laboratories and a fleet of modern research vessels, as well as unique data-sets.

About this Opportunity

Our Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia research program delivers science relating to the critical issue of cumulative stressors in a broad range of tropical marine habitats arising from coastal and catchment development, in the context of shelf-scale ecosystem drivers.

As the Research Technician Tropical Marine Husbandry and Larval Rearing, you’ll provide technical support for a range of research projects, by undertaking field, laboratory and aquarium-based work including coordinating the collection of animals, animal husbandry and larval rearing, and establishing and maintaining phyto‐ and zooplankton cultures. You’ll assist in the coordination and conducting of boating and diving field work, including responsibility for research equipment (deployment, maintenance, storage, transport, etc) and coordination of field teams. You’ll collaborate with your research team colleagues to ensure efficient use of resources and timely delivery of project milestones that will contribute towards achieving AIMS’ overarching AIMS Strategy 2025.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. The successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 3 Salary ($64,793 to $73,008 per annum) 
  • 15.4% superannuation 
  • Generous leave provisions 
  • Full-time, 3-year opportunity 
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland

About You

Reflecting on your experience in supporting field and laboratory-based projects, and your Bachelor (Honours) or Masters’ Degree in Marine Science learnings, you will be able to demonstrate your: 

  • Sound understanding and knowledge of marine ecological research methods and experimental design; 
  • Experience in conducting small day-boat field trips, including pre-trip documentation, trip logistics, and field data acquisition, and working as a skipper and diver under AIMS field work regulations; 
  • Experience in marine animal husbandry for experimental purposes; 
  • Knowledge of nauplii and post-larvae rearing with an understanding of water quality, system design and feeding; and 
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse team environment with the proven ability to multi-task and be adaptable to support a variety of projects.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the position description linked below. If, after reviewing the position description, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you. To assist you wilth compiling your application, you will also find below the link to our application guide which outlines our process. To enable us to give your application fair consideration, please ensure that you submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria which is listed on the position description.  

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries can be directed to Dr Cherie Motti at c.motti@aims.gov.au

Applications close Monday, 3 February 2020.

Application Guidelines

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