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New Leadership Opportunities at Lizard Island Research Station

New Leadership Opportunities at Lizard Island Research Station
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Australian Museum Expands Global Reach in Marine Science

Sydney, 26th March 2024: The Australian Museum (AM) sets its sights on global talent as it searches for two Co-Directors to helm its prestigious Lizard Island Research Station (LIRS).

Nestled amidst the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef, this unparalleled opportunity beckons marine science enthusiasts worldwide.

A Unique Role in Paradise

The Co-Directors will immerse themselves in a five-year tenure on Lizard Island, orchestrating cutting-edge research initiatives and nurturing collaborations with marine scientists globally.

From steering scientific endeavours to managing essential infrastructure, this role offers a blend of challenge and serenity against the backdrop of the world’s largest coral reef.

Legacy and Innovation

Established in 1973 by former AM Director Frank Talbot AM, LIRS stands as a beacon of research excellence.

Drs. Anne Hoggett AM and Lyle Vail AM, retiring after 34 years of stewardship, leave behind a formidable legacy.

The incoming Co-Directors inherit not only a rich tradition but also the responsibility to advance scientific frontiers and safeguard the reef’s future.

A Call to Passionate Leaders

Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO of the Australian Museum, underscores the pivotal role of LIRS in global reef conservation efforts. The search for visionary leaders with a fervour for marine science is on.

Candidates must demonstrate not only scientific acumen but also leadership prowess, fostering partnerships and shaping the next chapter of LIRS’s journey.

A Beacon of Scientific Excellence

Reporting to Professor Kris Helgen, Chief Scientist and Director of AMRI, the Co-Directors will shape the AM’s scientific agenda.

Their mandate extends beyond research to advocacy, championing the cause of reef preservation on the global stage.

Seize the Opportunity

As the torch passes to a new generation of leaders, the Australian Museum invites expressions of interest from individuals poised to make a difference. This is more than a career; it’s a chance to leave an indelible mark on marine science and conservation.

For further details and application instructions, visit the AM website or email Join us in shaping the future of reef science and protection at Lizard Island.

Brini Wines