Technical officer – laboratory & aquaria

Applications close: 24 August 2022



As our Technical Officer – Laboratory and Aquaria you will join a small, dedicated team and contribute to the daily operations of our state-of-the-art aquaria laboratory ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment protocols and integrity of procedures are maintained.  You will administer laboratory experiments as well as generate high quality data measurements and analysis reports. You will also support multiple research projects with competing deadlines and may also provide occasional field support for various research groups.

Your work will directly support our ecotoxicological research group and you will be the primary contributor for the husbandry of broodstock marine biota. 

At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members’ on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 3 salary ($68,759 to $77,477 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Darwin (NT). Relocation Assistance available
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions

About you

Underpinning your suitability for this position will be your tertiary qualification in a relevant field (biology, environmental science, or ecotoxicology) and/or equivalent technical experience working in a laboratory environment, including the use of analytical equipment and microscopes. You will also be able to demonstrate your:

  • Sound understanding of biology, chemistry and ecotoxicology and the ability to maintain live biota in a recirculating aquaria system;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment and to demonstrate flexibility and effective collaboration to meet project demands and deadlines;
  • Willingness to learn and implement new skills, whilst also recognising continuous improvement opportunities for outputs and performance; and
  • High attention to detail and excellent technical report writing skills. 

Next Step:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the “apply now” button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Joost Van Dam at

Applications close: WEDNESDAY, 24 AUGUST 2022 (midnight, AEST).

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), 17 August 2022. More information.

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