Manager, Orpheus Island Research Station

Townsville, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
07 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Live and work on an Island Paradise
  • Contribute to world leading education and research programs
  • Be part of building a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide

JCU is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference, we now have an opportunity for committed professional to work as the Manager, Orpheus Island Research Station, who is committed to delivering high-quality leadership and outcomes for JCU’s Orpheus Island Research Station (OIRS). 

Manager, OIRS is a unique opportunity is like no other – you will live and work on the island on a rostered basis, manage a small but dedicated team, host visitors and researchers, coordinate operations and logistics whilst identifying longer term station utilisation and business opportunities.

Given the diverse nature of this role you may be from an academic research background and see this as an opportunity to expand your research portfolio whilst taking on management, leadership and business development responsibilities.

Alternatively, if your background is in operations management you will be eager to develop your understanding of research and conservation to truly appreciate the critical nature of research station outcomes not only for JCU but the preservation of the reef and marine life for many years to come.

Irrespective of your background, you will bring with you the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people, building positive working relationships.  You take personal responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of others and are committed to ensuring the efficient and effective running of the research station in line with legislative and regulatory obligations.

If this sounds like your next career move you are welcome to contact Professor Andrew Krockenberger on (07) 4232 1234 to discuss further or submit your application online via the Jobs@JCU portal.

Why is JCU right for you?

Consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU is one of the world’s leading institutions focussing on the tropics and offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests
  • relocation assistance may be available

How to Apply

Click on the ‘apply now’ button to be taken to JCU’s career page where you can find out more information and download a PD and application instructions. 

Vacancy Number: 16357

Applications close: 7 May 2018