Careers at the ACE CRC

Our people are everything, and in order to produce the best possible science we need to attract, develop and retain the very best people.

Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas

Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas


The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC is Australia’s primary vehicle for understanding the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the climate system.

Our purpose is to provide governments and industry with information on climate change that is both accurate and actionable.  We work at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental, legal and economic issues facing the planet, and our scientists are recognised as international experts in their fields.

These are ambitious scientific goals, and to achieve them we must draw on the collective skill of scientific experts across many fields including atmospheric, ocean, cryosphere, geological, biological and chemical sciences.

We always welcome expressions of interest, even when there are no current vacancies. Email your resume and a covering letter to and we will contact you should a suitable position arise.

We have around 70 staff working at the ACE CRC both in science and support roles.


Our partners at the Australian Antarctic Division offer a wide range of jobs in Antarctica and at Macquarie Island each season.  Successful applicants join a team of professionals that helps ensure our Antarctic Stations are safe and efficient and enables important scientific research to be conducted in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean..

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logo-utas-bwAre you a graduate interested in PhD opportunities with the ACE CRC? We offer a range of exciting research opportunities in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

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Marine Analytical Chemist

The Marine Analytical Chemist will be a member of the Research project RP2.1 ‘Carbon uptake and chemical change’ in the ACE CRC, with the primary responsibility to support the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) Southern Ocean Time Series (SOTS) and other field programs examining biogeochemical processes controlling the transfer of carbon between the atmosphere and the deep sea.

In this role you will:

-Provide chemical analytical and marine technical support for science programs;

-Prepare large equipment for chemically clean marine sampling of dissolved and particulate material;

-Assist with the design and troubleshooting of deployment options for marine sampling and sensor equipment on different research vessels and platforms, including liaising with support personnel from the Australian Antarctic Division and Marine National Facility;

-Analysis of chemical components in seawater and sediment samples collected during research expeditions, especially for compounds of silicon, carbon, and nitrogen;

-Day-to-day laboratory support of ACE CRC marine biogeochemistry research group, including general laboratory organisation, contributions to the maintenance of common instrumentation (fume cupboards, flow benches, pure water system, sample filtration and digestion equipment, coulometers, etc), sample bottle cleaning, ordering and administrative tasks;

-Maintain a clear and up to date database of samples and analytical results (including for AQIS purposes) and issue technical reports on these samples and results in formats useful to other scientists; and

-Assist with the training of research students, casual technical staff and volunteers.


You will be employed on a fixed-term full-time basis to 30 June 2019.

For more information or to apply for the position please click here.

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