Job Position: 
Postdoctoral and Professional
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017


Salary Classification: Scientific Officer Grade 4 ($106,805 - $112,228) with a total remuneration package up to $124,404 per annum

Employment Status: Temporary full time employment for a period of up to 4 years

Location: Sydney CBD

Australian Museum Research Institute

The Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) Division is comprised of the following five Branches: AMRI Education, Life Science, Digital Collections and Citizen Science, Lizard Island Research Station and Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics.

The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About the role

To increase the impact of ichthyological research at the Australian Museum by undertaking an innovative field and collection-based research program on marine fishes and engaging diverse audiences in the importance of biodiversity and conservation of marine fishes and biogeography.

About the Ichthyology Collection

The Ichthyology collection at the Australian Museum is one of the oldest in the country, dating back to the mid-1800s. The collection holds about 1.8 million adult and larval specimens and over 10000 type specimens (fourth largest in the world). Collection coverage is worldwide with strong representation from New South Wales and Queensland. Taxonomic strengths include deepsea fishes, gobies and larval fishes.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate;

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in ichthyological sciences with a strong background in taxonomy systematics and natural history relevant to the Museum’s research priorities
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct research as evidenced by international/peer reviewed publications and success in attracting research funding
  • Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in the Role Description.

For more information please download the documents Role Description and Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

How to apply

See the full advertisement on Jobs NSW (Job Reference:00005916) for more information including the role description and instructions on your submission before applying online.

The Australian Museum welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability. Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and on employment.