Senior / Research Scientist Renewable Energy


Australian Institute of Marine Science


Perth, WA

Salary etc:

$130,855 - $167,524 p.a. + 15.40% super Permanent, Full-time.

About this exciting opportunity

Our Senior/Research Scientist Renewable Energy is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and scientific vision in developing and undertaking research focussed on the development and delivery of major research projects to inform the sustainable development of offshore renewable energy in Australia.

You will lead and grow the research direction and opportunities in AIMS and enhance AIMS capability to provide robust, scientifically credible input to offshore renewable energy assessments for government and industry stakeholders along with building business and science partnerships, assessing opportunities, and responding to stakeholder needs through the provision of specialist knowledge and collaboration.

About you

You will possess a PhD in marine science or other relevant discipline coupled with knowledge of marine and/or environmental principles and processes along with a research track record that has contributed to an understanding of the environmental influence of offshore renewable energy in marine ecosystems.

Your demonstrated ability to think and act strategically with experience in identifying and developing opportunities in emerging research areas will assist you in developing and maintaining positive relationships with government, industry, Traditional Owners, universities, and other stakeholders.

Your substantial knowledge and research experience in assessing the environmental, social, cultural, and/or political dimensions of offshore renewable energy developments would be highly advantageous.

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 6 to 7 salary ($130,855 to $167,524 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation.
  • Full-time Permanent opportunity.
  • Located in Perth (WA).
  • 9-day fortnight.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible).
  • Generous leave provisions.
  • Optional Fitness passport.
  • Relocation assistance available.

Please note:

Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS from commencement and for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies. AIMS may be able to consider sponsorship for international applicants for this role, however, please note that visa processing times can impact the ability for AIMS to consider sponsorship for vacancies. AIMS must meet the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs immigration policies and processes, including the necessity to test the local labour market for suitable applicants. This includes international talent pool members who are Australian visa holders who have relevant working rights.


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