Program Leader - AIMS Western Australia, Perth, closing 10 April 2017

Program Leader - AIMS Western Australia

PN647 - Perth, Western Australia

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.

Our team of more than 200 dedicated scientists and support staff based at locations in Townsville, Darwin and Perth have access to the best research systems and equipment, including cutting edge laboratories and the National Sea Simulator, and our fleet of modern research vessels.

About this Opportunity

As a member of the Institute’s Senior Leadership Team, the Program Leader will develop and enhance our world leading research capability and a multidisciplinary research portfolio in Western Australia. The Program brings innovative, high-quality research to support the needs of key stakeholders, including industry and government.

This role will play a key role in building and maintaining key relationships with industry, government and philanthropic stakeholders to enhance the capacity of AIMS to deliver research outcomes and will actively seek new partnerships and funding opportunities which support the continued growth and expansion of our West Australian interests.

Based in Perth, this role will manage the operational aspects of our Perth facility, located in the new Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, including financial, human resource and logistical arrangements.

A highly competitive remuneration and benefits package, including a fully maintained car and 15.4% superannuation will be offered to the successful applicant. This appointment will be for an initial period of 5 years, with an option for renewal. Relocation assistance will be provided.

About You

You will be an innovative leader, with significant experience either in developing, leading and fund raising for applied research programs (preferably in the marine domain), or as a senior manager with business development experience related to the marine resource sector. For candidates with business development experience you will have worked closely with either the R&D and/or knowledge services sectors.

The AIMS research portfolio is closely aligned to the oil and gas and resources industries, as such experience working with, or within the offshore oil and gas industry would be highly advantageous.

Next Step

Candidates are encouraged to submit their CV and a statement addressing how they best meet the position requirements. Applications will be assessed as they are received.

Position enquiries are welcome, and can be directed to the AIMS CEO John Gunn,


Applications close Monday 10 April 2017.


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