First listed on: 28 November 2017

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

In this role you will apply your scientific expertise to operate and deploy oceanographic instruments in support of our current research initiatives.  In collaboration with the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) you will manage and operate the AIMS/IMOS dual band X-L satellite receiving station, ensuring quality control of oceanographic and meteorological data recorded.  Regular field work on our well-equipped research vessels is a key part of this role.

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 $63,523 - $79,635 and 15.4% superannuation.  This role is being offered for a 3 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will be proficient in using electronic instruments and computer systems, with particular programming skills in MATLAB to accurately calibrate and process scientific data.  In addition, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience working effectively at sea and in a laboratory environment;
  • High level of analytical skills; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in physics, mathematics, oceanography or engineering.

Commercial or scientific diving and boating qualifications will be advantageous.

Next Step

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

Applications close Friday 5 January 2018.

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