Postdoctoral Fellowship – Autonomous underwater vehicle guidance, navigation and control, 2 positions, Townsville and Brisbane, closing 27 February 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Autonomous underwater vehicle guidance, navigation and control

PN645 and PN646 - Townsville and Brisbane, Queensland

About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia’s tropical marine research agency.

Our research into some of Australia’s iconic marine ecosystems guides their management and that of similar systems around the world. We do marine science that has practical benefit to the real world, providing high quality, large-scale and long-term research that is used by governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf and Arafura and Timor Seas. AIMS researchers at our locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best tools and equipment like the National Sea Simulator, cutting edge laboratories and our fleet of research vessels.

About this Opportunity

We are seeking two enthusiastic and high-achieving candidates with recent postdoctoral qualifications relevant to marine science, robotics, engineering or computer science to undertake a project titled “autonomous underwater vehicle guidance, navigation and control”.

The appointees will have access to research project funding, excellent training opportunities and will work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Two positions are available with one being located at our Townsville facility with some travel to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) expected during the position duration. The second position will be based at QUT in Brisbane, with some travel expected to Townsville during the position duration.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading organisation with a dynamic intellectual environment focussed on innovation, communication and collaboration. Attractive working conditions include a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site (Townsville based position), a salary range of $82,160 - $90,382 and 15.4% superannuation. Both postdoctoral positions are available for 3 years.

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.

Position enquiries can be directed to Melanie Olsen (


Applications close Monday 27 February 2017.


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Position Number

PN645 and PN646


Townsville and Brisbane, Queensland

Submitting your application

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

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: