First listed on: 17 May 2018

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

A rare opportunity exists for senior scientist to lead and develop a team of experienced researchers and technicians at our refurbished Arafura-Timor Research Facility in Darwin.

This role will drive the growth and expansion of AIMS’ world leading research in Northern Australia and contribute to our business development and engagement with community, industry, government and other research entities in the region.   Additionally, this role will manage the operational aspects of our Darwin facility including financial, human resource and logistical arrangements.

A highly competitive remuneration and benefits package, comprising a salary range of $134,435 - $171,429, 15.4% superannuation, 9 day fortnight and generous leave entitlements will be offered to the successful applicant. This appointment will be for an initial period of 5 years, with an option for renewal. Relocation assistance will be provided.

About You

You will be an innovative leader, with experience in managing multi-disciplinary scientific teams and be able to demonstrate:

  • Postdoctoral qualifications and experience relevant to marine and coastal ecosystem research;
  • Significant research experience supported by a strong publication record and demonstrated research impact;
  • Proven skills in resource management including financial and people; and
  • Business development skills, including the ability to actively engage and collaborate with key stakeholders.

Next Step

Enhance your career and apply now. Download the application information from our website Position enquiries can be directed to our Dr Richard Brinkman,

Applications close Monday 2 July 2018.

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