About this Exciting Opportunity

The Modelling and Decision Support (M&DS) team provides solution science, which is a strategic growth priority for AIMS by delivering evidence-based science and advice for internal and external customers.

As a co-lead in the development and implementation of advanced analytical M&DS approaches, your role will extend AIMS’ Decision-Science capability to help tackle complex decision problems for marine science and environmental management and policy. This will be a broad role working to:

  • Integrate advanced quantitative and analytical decision analyses (mathematics, statistics, programming, data science, machine learning) to help identify optimal solutions to complex problems in linked social-ecological systems
  • Help further AIMS’ development plan to deliver evidence-based science and advice for AIMS and customers
  • Produce scientific papers, technical reports, and oral presentations in collaboration with team members
  • Provide leadership and supervision to a team of postdoctoral fellows, technical staff and postgraduate research students
  • Apply an economic lens to assessments, using a triple-bottom-line approach to problem solving and solutions

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem modellers, programmers and decision analysts and collaborators in the fields of engineering, economics, business strategy and social sciences. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 6 salary ($127,044 to $143,158 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • 9-day fortnight & Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, 3-year Fixed Term opportunity
  • Located in Townsville (Qld) or Perth (WA). Relocation Assistance is available.

Please note: 

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. Perth - It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement. Townsville - AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future.

About you

  • You will have achieved your PhD in Quantitative Ecology, Operations Research, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, or another relevant disciple, and be experienced in leading solution-focused projects in the fields of Operations Research or quantitative Decision Science.
  • With proven programming skills using major platforms, you will be able to apply your capabilities to problem-solving in complex systems, ideally in ecology.
  • You will be recognised for your high-quality academic achievements, having a high number of publications and research accomplishments. And you will also be a well-known for your collaborations in multidisciplinary teams you have worked in.
  • Highly desirable skills would be your understanding of ecological economies, interest in marine management and conversation and experience solving problems in spatial modelling and statistics.

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, which is 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 a link to 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 are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

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

Position enquiries are to be directed to Ken Anthony at k.anthony@aims.gov.au

Applications close: SUNDAY, 17/JULY/2022 (midnight, AEST).

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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