Ocean Career: AIMS Coastal Oceanography Research Scientist

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is seeking a Coastal Oceanography Research Scientist. You’ll be joining a group that delivers science relating to the critical issue of cumulative stressors in a broad range of tropical marine habitats arising from coastal and catchment development, in the context of shelf-scale processes and ecosystem drivers. An expert in physical oceanography and coastal ocean modelling, you will apply your knowledge across the collection, analysis and interpretation of observational data and model results, and to the development and implementation of numerical models in the aim to resolve strategic and client-defined problems within coastal and shelf-scale oceanography. You can expect in this role to be:

  • Initiating hydrodynamic, water quality and sediment transport modelling research for industry and government stakeholders, which will have results in environmental and economic benefits for northern Australia,
  • Define and undertake research into shelf-ocean interactions and coastal and shelf processes in tropical oceans and seas, this research will be important to reduce uncertainty in advice provided to stakeholders,
  • Developing and implementing hydrodynamic and process models that predict patterns of water circulation, flushing rates and residence times, and transport and fate of dissolved and particulate loads,
  • Engaging with key stakeholders within the research community, industry and government, and giving oral presentations, producing technical reports and scientific papers from your research findings, and
  • A science leader, supporting staff and students with research and ensuring resources are procured and allocated to deliver research activities.

About you

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your post-graduate qualification in physical oceanography, ocean modeling, coastal engineering or related field, and your extensive professional experience in oceanographic modelling specific to coastal and shelf processes and complex domains. As a high performer you can demonstrate your:

  • Experience in using observational instrumentation and the collection, analysis and interpretation of oceanographic data,
  • Actively working on the entire project lifecycle, from concept design in consultation with partners through to scientific outputs and societal impact, and
  • Ability to develop positive and productive collaborations internally and externally.

Apply now and join a world leading organization with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 salary ($93,934 to $106,895 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Darwin (NT)
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Relocation assistance available

Closing Date: July 8, 2024

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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