communication officer vacancy – TERN at UQ in Brisbane

Posted on behalf of TERN. Please contact Maria Barrett, telephone 334 67201 or email for more details. Position description online at

TERN Communication Officer – Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)

TERN was established in 2009 as one of the 12 priority areas of investment under the Commonwealth Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. TERN and its Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) Facility is hosted by the University of Queensland and coordinated through a consortium of partner organisations.

The successful appointee will provide key input to the development and implementation of communications and interaction strategies for TERN and ACEAS, and the national ecosystem science and management communities. A key function of the position will be the ability to build and maintain working relationships between research collaborators and the TERN management team.

The appointee will work with each of the TERN Facility operators and in consultation with TERN consortium partners to develop and implement a communications strategy for the effective engagement of researchers both within and external to the TERN, and be responsible for the maintenance of the TERN and ACEAS websites.

The person should possess a degree in communications, public relations, or a related discipline with subsequent relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Applicants should have broad experience in communications, including contribution to development of communications strategies, in a complex service-delivery industry. The position will work as part of a small team, have good interpersonal skills and have comprehensive experience in using computer applications, including website maintenance.

Remuneration The remuneration package will be in the range $57,154 – $61,589 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $66,871 – $72,059 p.a.). This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three years at HEW Level 6.

To discuss the role contact Maria Barrett, telephone 334 67201 or email .

Applications close 20 January 2010.

Reference No 3021593

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