First listed on: 17 January 2017

About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a world leader in tropical marine science, and conducts research supporting environmental sustainability and economic growth in Australia's tropical oceans.

Through our highly skilled and innovative staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong national and international collaborative relationships and valued technical support, we are helping to build Australia's national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate.

The Institute operates from facilities in Townsville Queensland, Darwin Northern Territory and Perth Western Australia.

About this Opportunity

As a senior research scientist, you will lead quantitative environmental research to identify drivers of ecosystem resilience and vulnerability and predict ecosystem responses.

You will be well recognised as an expert in ecological/environmental modelling, and deliver cutting-edge research to advance the understanding of multiple and cumulative pressures on tropical marine ecosystems in support of management options.

This role offers a high level of autonomy in managing a research portfolio, developing new and creative research pathways and building collaborative partnerships to advance research efforts.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions, including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site, a salary range of $115,067 - $147,312 and 15.4% superannuation. This role is being offered for a minimum 5 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will an experienced senior scientist, with demonstrated leadership and project management skills and be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD and significant research experience related to marine ecosystems;
  • Advanced ecological modelling skills and expertise in tropical marine ecosystems;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collaborative research culture and engage with stakeholders at multiple levels;
  • High impact publications; and
  • Demonstrated experience successfully obtaining research grants.


Next Step

Download the application information, position description and selection criteria from our website Position enquiries can be directed to Katharina Fabricius,

Applications close Monday 13 March 2017.

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