Position available

Hugh Sweatman h.sweatman at aims.gov.au
Wed Sep 1 21:44:12 EDT 1999


The Australian Institute of Marine Science invites applications from
suitably qualified persons for appointment as a Research Scientist in the
Long-Term Monitoring Program. The appointee will participate in research
supported by the CRC Reef Research Centre within AIMS and will be based at
the Institute's headquarters, which are located at Cape Ferguson,
Townsville, North Queensland.

The Long Term Monitoring Program is a major initiative to monitor regional
status of the Great Barrier Reef. Program staff visit reefs along the
length of the GBR annually, surveying reef perimeters for coral cover and
crown-of-thorns starfish and surveying fixed sites for reef fishes and
benthic organisms. Further information about the program can be found on
the AIMS website (http://www.aims.gov.au/reef-monitoring).

The Institute seeks to employ, on a full time basis, a professional
scientist who has a strong background in statistics and skills appropriate
for the analysis of ecological and spatial data. The successful applicant
will provide statistical advice to field biologists working within the Long
Term Monitoring Program and will coordinate all data analysis within the
program. He or she will be involved in the analysis and interpretation of
the results of the program and will collaborate in the production of
technical reports and scientific papers.

Salary: This three (3) year fixed term position is offered at a within the
range of A$57,681 - A$63,233 per annum (determined by qualifications and

For additional information, selection criteria, etc. see AIMS' webpages

Enquiries: Dr. Hugh Sweatman on (07) 4753 4470.(h.sweatman at aims.gov.au)

Applications: Applicants must address the selection criteria, giving
details of experience, personal particulars and including the names of two
referees. Address your application to the General Manager, Support
Services, Australian Institute of Marine Science, P.M.B. No 3, Townsville
MC Qld 4810, Australia

Applications close 24 September 1999. 

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