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Research Scientist – Benthic (Coral Reef) Ecology

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 13/03/2017
Company Name Australian Institute of Marine Science
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Directory Entry : AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia.
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


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 an early to mid-career coral reef ecologist, you will contribute to a team that develops and implements integrated coral reef monitoring, assessment and reporting.

You will apply your expertise in coral ecology and taxonomy, your quantitative skills and your general understanding of environmental issues facing tropical marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs, to advance AIMS’ world-leading coral reef research and monitoring programs.

With an initial focus on the Great Barrier Reef, this position offers opportunities for autonomy and collaboration to build a research portfolio that complements and advances the interpretation of long-term coral reef monitoring information, with the opportunity to produce high impact publications.

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 $99,609 - $129,662 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 have advanced skills and experience in the identification of coral reef benthos and high level quantitative skills, especially for analyses of time series, data integration and sampling design, and be able to demonstrate:

  • PhD and postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience relevant to coral ecology;
  • High impact publications;
  • Experience in innovative environmental research; and
  • Experience successfully obtaining research sponsorships.

Next Step

Please download and read the two documents below. Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria. Electronic applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply Now” button below.

Applications close Monday 13 March 2017.

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