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5 amazing Australian jobs you can apply for right now

Low tide at Heron Island. Paul Souders/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

If science is your thing the global jobs search company Indeed has turned up some excellent prospects in Australia.

“To work in science is to be at the cutting edge,” says Chris McDonald, Indeed’s managing director Australia-New Zealand.

“Australia has a strong track record of achievement but it is critical that we keep creating new opportunities for our best and brightest because globally the race for talent is fierce.”

Here are five jobs open now:

    Real intelligence in AI. Want to change the world? eWave in Sydney is looking for a Principal Consultant, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, to build algorithms into software, conduct experiments and identify breakthrough concepts.

    A salary of up to $250,000 is on offer. Qualifications in mathematics, computer science and or AI.

    Flowers in the desert. Mining giant Rio Tinto wants a botanist to lead botanical surveys in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

    The work includes conducting flora specimen identifications and providing advice on fauna habitats.

    Experience in remote sensing beneficial and a degree in botany, ecology or environmental science.

    The truth is out there. The University of Western Australia has an opening for a Research Scientist in 3D Astrophysics.

    A salary of up to $114,250 with 17% superannuation is offered. A PhD in radio astronomy or related discipline required.

    It is rocket science. Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) in Adelaide describes itself as “one of the most stimulating work environments you’ll find in Australia”.

    It is seeking a Weapons Propulsion Scientist to aproduce and test gun and rocket propellants under a mission to enhance Australia’s defence capability.

    You must have, or have the ability to obtain, a relevant security clearance. October start.

    Island research. Experience working in isolated communities is considered an advantage for the Station Manager role being offered by The University of Queensland at its Heron Island Research Station.

    The station is 80kms off-shore from Gladstone and the successful applicant will oversee Australia’s largest and most productive university-owned marine research station.

    A post-graduate degree needed. A salary package up to $121,930 is on offer.

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