Senior Science Officer – University of Tasmania

Senior Science Officer – Integrated Marine Observing System

  • Full time, fixed term
  • 3-year appointment
  • Hobart Waterfront (IMAS Building)

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent ( IMOS provides a national, multi-institutional capability to undertake systematic and sustained observing of the marine environment, from the open ocean onto the continental shelf and into the coast, and across physical, chemical and biological variables.

The Opportunity 

You will work to support and deliver scientific planning, ensure data are used as widely as possible and actively identify and pursue opportunities to increase science collaboration to assist IMOS in meeting its objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Inform and implement science planning for IMOS, including liaison with Facility leaders and the broader research community, to promote use and integration of data streams through all available avenues.
  • Play a leadership role in data integration to value-add to IMOS data streams.
  • Work to maximise the relevance of IMOS by monitoring science performance, identifying and facilitating collaborations or partnerships, developing and/or leading funding applications and identifying gaps or opportunities to improve IMOS or increase its efficiency or efficacy.
  • Serve as a liaison between the IMOS Office, AODN and Facilities to facilitate work plans and ensure data delivery as well as working with the AODN and Facilities to ensure IMOS data meet national and international standards and have appropriate quality assurance and quality control measures in place.
  • Represent and promote IMOS at appropriate conferences and workshops, and liaise with researchers, universities, and other key stakeholders as required.

Your Application 

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a postgraduate qualification in physical or biogeochemical oceanography and extensive relevant experience (at least 5 years postdoctoral); or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Experience in integration of diverse data streams and value-adding to research data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific observing and application of data to address important and topical research questions, including translation of results to end-users.
  • Demonstrated experience in high level scientific project coordination and management.
  • Evidence of previous experience facilitating or leading multi-disciplinary science collaborations, including successful proposal writing.
  • Ability to identify scientific opportunities for ocean observing to increase data use and impacts.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 9 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $137,901 comprising base salary within the range of $111,825 to $117,864 plus 17% superannuation. 

How to Apply 

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, a brief cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and a document outlining your responses to the success criteria and other position requirements listed in the position description.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Michelle Heupel, Director IMOS, or (03) 6226 2767
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 11.55pm

 Position Description -IMOS Senior Science Officer.pdf

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