Senior / Research Scientist - Indigenous Science Integration


Australian Institute of Marine Science


Townsville, Perth or Darwin

Salary etc:

$117,806 - $174,225 p.a. + super. Permanent, Full-time.

About this exciting opportunity

Our Senior/Research Scientist - Indigenous Science Integration position will lead and develop AIMS' capability in Indigenous science integration, to bring Traditional Knowledge and western science together. You will collaborate across AIMS science programs to foster best -practice co-design principles throughout the AIMS science portfolio. The position will also actively support professional development of Indigenous staff, including through the Indigenous Undergraduate Internship program, Graduate Program, and Indigenous Research Fellowships.

This position will make critical contribution to the delivery of the Indigenous Partnerships Policy and Enhanced Capability target EC3 in Strategy 2030 by fostering Indigenous partnerships, training and capacity building of future Indigenous Scientists.

About you

You will hold a PhD in Indigenous science, social science, marine science, ecology, or natural resource management including Traditional natural research management along with demonstrated experience co-designing and collaborating on research projects with First Nations Australians. You will bring experience in research methods appropriate for Indigenous-western science integration, including a commitment to and experience applying the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research.

Your research project management experience through the lifecycle of projects will demonstrate that you have the ability to apply critical thinking when developing research questions and concept design in consultation with Traditional Owner Partners.

If, after reviewing the position description (refer pages 8 - 11), you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

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 5 up to AOF 7 salary (dependant on appointee's qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience) ($117,806 to $174,225 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation.
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity.
  • Located in Townsville (Qld), Perth (WA) or Darwin (NT).
  • 9-day fortnight.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible).
  • Generous leave provisions.
  • Commuter car arrangements to site (in Townsville only).
  • Optional Fitness passport.
  • Relocation assistance available.

Please note

AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld), Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.


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