We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to help us achieve our mission to enrich and enliven Queensland communities.


This appointment is a Board position under the Queensland Museum Act 1970


Role: We seek to appoint a highly motivated, productive scientist with a demonstrated track record of research outputs, international collaborations, external grant funding, collection based research, and evidence of successful supervision of completed doctoral and postdoctoral students. The position will lead and collaborate with a team of scientists and technical staff to conduct original research and acquire collections of corals and other Cnidaria, ensuring the museum continues to play a significant international role in coral reef and tropical biodiversity research. The position will supervise collection management staff, grant funded staff and postgraduate students, and contribute to the development of innovative public programs and exhibitions in accordance with the strategic priorities of the Queensland Museum.The position is based at our Townsville Campus, the Museum of Tropical Queensland, with a proportion of the position to be seconded to James Cook University.

This is a full-time fixed-term position until 30 June 2018 in the first instance. There is the possibility for extension and tenure at the Queensland Museum following the initial term.

Further information: Dr John Hooper (Head of Natural Environments Program, +61 7 3840 7722); or Dr Robert Adlard (Head of Marine Environments, +61 7 3840 7723). Your application for this role will remain current for 12 months and may be considered for recurring vacancies which may be at an alternative location or alternative employment basis (full-time or part-time).

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