Northern Territory

The Australian Institute of Marine Science is Australia’s tropical marine research agency. The Institute has world-class laboratory facilities in Townsville Queensland, Perth Western Australia, and Darwin Northern Territory, two modern research vessels and extensive technical support. Facilities are being enhanced with $68M of capital funds from the Australian Government to support innovative research in water quality, tropical marine biodiversity, climate change and marine microbiology.

Expansions are currently underway at our Darwin location in the Arafura-Timor Research Facility, Northern Territory.  These enhanced facilities will include a new experimental research aquarium and increased space for researchers and students supported by modern laboratory equipment.

To support our growing Darwin presence, an opportunity has been created for an experienced scientist to develop and apply advanced oceanographic models to the coastal domain.  This position will support the Integrated Marine Observing System in the Northern Territory.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD in physical oceanography or a related discipline with a strong publication history or demonstrate equivalent professional experience.

Knowledge of physical oceanographic processes in tropical coastal environments is essential as is the ability to design and coordinate field observational programmes and implement and customise hydrodynamic and process models to predict patterns of water circulation, flushing rates and residence times, and the transport and fate of dissolved and particulate loads in coastal waters.

Attractive working conditions apply including a commencing salary of $71,258 – $97,972 plus up to 15.4% superannuation, generous leave, and many other benefits.  This opportunity will initially be offered for a fixed term period of three years.

Application information is available from www.aims.gov.au/employment.  Position enquiries may be directed to Dr Peter Doherty; p.doherty@aims.gov.au.

The closing date for this opportunity is Friday 23 December 2011.