Ocean Career: AIMS Experimental Field and Laboratory Technician

An opportunity has arisen to join the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) team as an Experimental Field and Laboratory Research Technician for a 4-month period to provide high quality technical assistance to support research projects in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP)’s Coral Aquaculture and Deployment team and the Woppaburra Coral project. As an experienced technician you will play a key role in a number of research activities for these projects including:

  • Supporting coral breeding, propagation and experiments within SeaSim, including delivering data sets;
  • Undertaking all aspects of field deployment including assisting with field experiments, fieldwork;
  • organization and preparation, and deployment, censusing and data collection in the field;
  • Collecting and curating samples from the field and laboratory;
  • Maintaining lab books, managing data sets and servicing oceanographic instruments;
  • Carrying out laboratory analysis and aquaculture maintenance; and
  • Supervising and providing guidance to interns and trainees.

About you

You will have completed a bachelor's degree in marine science, coral biology, ecology or similar, which is supported by your experience with both laboratory and field research activities. You will be experienced and confident organizing and undertaking fieldwork research under remote or difficult conditions, and able to meet AIMS restricted scientific diver requirements.

Experienced in the setup and maintenance of coral aquaculture systems and experiments, and the collection and curation of samples and data, you will be able to generate experimental data using one or several approaches including ecological, physiological and image-based methods in the laboratory and the field. You will be a strong communicator, with well-developed written communication and interpersonal skills which have been proven working in large team environments and producing high quality written reports and manuscripts.

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 3E salary ($70,822 to $88,786 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, 4-month Temporary (Labor hire) opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland. Commuter car arrangements to site available
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Free onsite gym and optional Fitness passport

Please note:

  • Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS from commencement and for the full term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  • It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.

Salary: AOF Level 3E salary ($70,822 to $88,786 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation

Applications close: WEDNESDAY, 03 APRIL 2024 (midnight, AEST).

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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