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New high-tech jobs to support marine science

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22 July 2022

AIMS is expanding, with many new high-tech jobs on offer in areas such as marine robotics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

Melanie Olsen, Project Director of AIMS’ tropical marine technology test range ReefWorks, said AIMS was stepping up its implementation of leading-edge technology to help deepen understanding of the changing tropical marine environment.

“We’re employing next-generation sensors, artificial intelligence, robotics, autonomous systems and cloud computing to provide more comprehensive knowledge, faster, to inform sustainable management of Australia’s tropical oceans,” she said.

“In doing so, we’re also improving the safety of our field operations and providing cost effective methods to scale-up our activities in response to increasing pressures on our tropical marine ecosystems.”

Jobs currently advertised include: -

  • Robotics programmer, to develop robotics systems to control and operate underwater survey platforms including autonomous vehicles
  • Two systems engineers, one to help design and implement test range technology, the other to help develop digital twin (virtual reality) capabilities
  • Machine learning engineer, to develop and implement machine learning models to detect crown-of-thorns starfish and classify ocean floor habitats using imagery from new marine monitoring technology
  • Development systems engineer to help deliver AIMS technology initiatives
  • Data systems programmer to integrate machine learning solutions to Edge computing platforms and establish data processing workflows - Four electronics and communication technicians to help design and implement technology solutions
  • ReefWorks events manager, to coordinate technology trials and other events
  • Regulatory compliance lead, to ensure next generation technology has a regulatory pathway to meet its objectives
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, marine technology and engineering, in the AIMS@JCU program.


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