Career opportunity - Director, Integrated Marine Observing System

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government to undertake systematic observing of Australia’s marine environment. These observations produce data streams that are accessible via the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) by researchers, governments and industry in Australia and internationally.

The Director IMOS leads the development of long-term strategy in consultation with the IMOS Board and the marine and climate science community. In addition, the Director manages and negotiates high-level strategic relationships with universities, research institutes, governments, marine industries and independent collaborators, actively promotes the use of IMOS data streams and sits on national and international committees. The Director enhances organisational strength and financial viability and drives a positive, inclusive and high-performing team culture.

This position is ideally suited to a highly strategic, creative and visionary leader with demonstrated success in leading large-scale collaborative programs in marine science and/or major scientific infrastructure facilities. Sophisticated interpersonal skills, high energy and passion for excellence, as well as superior negotiation skills and the capacity to manage change, drive new relationships and influence policy are essential for success.

The position is based at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, part of the University of Tasmania, on the Hobart Waterfront. The initial contract term is five years.

The closing date for applications is 11 March 2019. For a confidential discussion and essential position information, please contact Jandy Godfrey on +61 (0)408 039 833 or email