Ocean Career: Research Technician at the Australian Institute of Marine Science

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

AIMS’ research of Australia’s tropical marine ecosystems guides their effective environmental management and contributes to our understanding of similar ecosystems around the world. Our research seeks to deliver practical benefit to all Australians and supports the sustainable use of our tropical marine estate. Governments, reef managers, industry and the wider community look to our high-quality, long-term research for informed decisions about our iconic Great Barrier Reef, North-West Shelf, and Arafura and Timor Seas.

About this Opportunity

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the position of Research Technician will support the ongoing analysis of imagery that provide the monitoring data underpinning a considerable number of AIMS projects. This position will provide the essential skills and knowledge required to contribute to the timely post-processing and documentation of underwater imagery from BRUV’s, ROV, AUV, and towed video to assess fish diversity, abundance, and size, and identify fish and benthic community composition from both tropical and temperate regions of Australia.

This position will participate in the planning and undertaking of field work at remote sites nationally, including field data collection activities if required. The position will also be responsible for performing QA/QC of the data and metadata obtained and will contribute to reporting requirements to meet project deadlines.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions which are detailed in our Enterprise Agreement. The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will be rewarded with:

  • AOF Level 3 Salary ($68,759 to $77,477 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Full-time, three (3) year fixed-term position appointed via our labour hire arrangement
  • Located in Perth, Western Australia

About You

You will hold a bachelor’s degree in marine science or a related field that underpins your skills and experience in analysing underwater imagery from BRUV’s, ROV, AUV, and towed video for the collection of accurate fish and benthic community metrics. You will have excellent attention to detail and time management skills and will be an enthusiastic and resourceful team player. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • skills and ability to undertake boat and ship-based field research at remote sites nationally;
  • familiarity with common benthic invertebrate taxa of tropical and temperate Australia;
  • ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diversity of people in a busy and dynamic team environment; and
  • sound computer skills with the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Applications close: 9.00am AWST, Thursday 19 May 2022

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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