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Research Scientist – Fish Population Ecology, Townsville or Perth

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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 a mid-career researcher, you will be a recognised expert in demersal fish ecology research and have advanced ecological and quantitative skills in the analysis and interpretation of fish diversity data.

In this position you will have a high level of autonomy to design your own research portfolio and lead the statistical analyses on fish and invertebrate community compositions, in collaboration with AIMS’ science teams.

You will plan and lead major field work campaigns and coordinate BRUVs related research efforts across the Institute.

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 (Townsville only), a salary range of $99,609 - $109,198 and 15.4% superannuation. This role is being offered for a 3 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland or Perth, Western Australia.

About You

You will have advanced skills and experience in the identification of marine tropical vertebrates and combined with a PhD, be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant field work experience conducting surveys of tropical fish and benthic communities;
  • Strong quantitative skills in the analysis of ecological data;
  • High level of academic achievement relevant to opportunity; and
  • High level of skills in the development of research funding proposals.

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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