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Closing date extended until Monday 4 January 2016

Position Description
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.

Mandatory qualifications

  • Possession of a postgraduate tertiary degree from a recognised tertiary institution in Science or equivalent discipline, with a major in Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biology or other appropriate qualification as deemed relevant by the CEO, Queensland Museum.
  • SCUBA diver qualifications consistent with current occupational standards, small boat licences, Restricted Radiotelephone Operators Certificates or other appropriate qualifications for marine based work are highly desirable.

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

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.

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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Further information
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