Coastal Biogeochemical Modeller, Townsville, closing 13 March 2017

Coastal Biogeochemical Modeller

PN638 - Townsville, Queensland

About AIMS

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 leading biogeochemical modeller, you will apply advanced skills to undertake research into coastal water quality and provide scientific advice on management interventions and regional and global pressures.

As a senior research scientist, you will work across an inter-disciplinary team and contribute technical modelling skills, biogeochemical expertise and scientific creativity to solve complex environmental problems.

You will be capable of delivering cutting-edge research to advance the understanding of the pressures on tropical coastal marine environments. This role offers a high level of autonomy in managing a research portfolio, developing new and creative research pathways and building collaborative partnerships to advance research efforts.

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 $115,067 - $147,312 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 a strong reputation as a biogeochemical modeller matched by an excellent publication record, with the ability to engage extensively with key stakeholders at multiple levels. Your skills and experience will include:

  • PhD and significant postdoctoral experience related to oceanography or biogeochemistry;
  • Advanced numerical modelling skills and the capacity to apply existing and develop bespoke modelling packages;
  • Proven ability to lead and initiate quality research efforts, fostering a collaborate research culture amongst multi-disciplinary researchers;
  • Evidence of high impact publications; and
  • Demonstrated experience successfully obtaining research sponsorship.

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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Townsville, Queensland

Submitting your application

Electronic applications may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

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