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 of 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, unique datasets, cutting-edge laboratories, and a fleet of modern research vessels. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

About this Opportunity

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the position of Research Technician will support the ongoing analysis of imagery that provide the monitoring data underpinning a considerable number of AIMS projects. This position will provide the essential skills and knowledge required to contribute to the timely post-processing and documentation of underwater imagery from BRUV’s, ROV, AUV, and towed video to assess fish diversity, abundance, and size, and identify fish and benthic community composition from both tropical and temperate regions of Australia.

This position will participate in the planning and undertaking of field work at remote sites nationally, including field data collection activities if required. The position will also be responsible for performing QA/QC of the data and metadata obtained and will contribute to reporting requirements to meet project deadlines.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will be rewarded with:

  • AOF Level 3 Salary ($68,759 to $77,477 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Full-time, three (3) year fixed-term position appointed via our labour hire arrangement
  • Located in Perth, Western Australia

About You

You will hold a bachelor’s degree in marine science or a related field that underpins your skills and experience in analysing underwater imagery from BRUV’s, ROV, AUV, and towed video for the collection of accurate fish and benthic community metrics. You will have excellent attention to detail and time management skills and will be an enthusiastic and resourceful team player. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • skills and ability to undertake boat and ship-based field research at remote sites nationally;
  • familiarity with common benthic invertebrate taxa of tropical and temperate Australia;
  • ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diversity of people in a busy and dynamic team environment; and
  • sound computer skills with the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Please note:

1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS and associated labour hire agency for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.

2. It is a requirement of this role that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing with AIMS via our labour hire arrangement. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination is a pre-commencement of employment requirement.

Next Step

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description included in the Candidate Information Pack, 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.

Below you will also find our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which is detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Prior to clicking on the APPLY NOW button on our website, please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, CV, and cover letter) ready to attach to your on-line application form.

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

Position enquiries can be directed to Martial Depczynski on m.depczynski@aims.gov.au.

Applications close: 9.00am AWST, Thursday 19 May 2022.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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