Join the ANZIC office team!

Call for Expressions of Interest
Acting ANZIC Program Manager

ANU Officer Level 8 (Administration)

Duration: ~6 months, nominally 16 June 2024 to 3 January 2025.

Hours: Part time (3-4 days per week) or Full-time

Are you a master of organisation, a champion of collaboration and ready to dive into the mysteries of Earth’s depths? ANZIC needs your help! We are in search of a savvy and proactive individual to step into the shoes of our ANZIC Program Manager during a period of maternity leave. This dynamic role requires someone with knowledge of scientific drilling programs, strong communication skills, an eye for detail, and a passion for interdisciplinary research.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Support ANZIC Science Committee activities:
    • December 2024 ANZIC Marine Geoscience Masterclass at UQ/QUT
    • managing the 2024 AILAF Round
    • coordinating the ANZIC Distinguished Speakers Program
  • Assist with various ANZIC Office activities:
    • supporting IODP and ICDP expeditioners
    • facilitating international training for students
    • supporting the ANZIC Director at key international meetings
  • Represent the ANZIC Director for two months from October-December 2024, ensuring the continuity of our mission during this crucial period.

What’s in it for You?

  • Knowledge boost: Delve deep into the realms of IODP and ICDP science, gaining insights into cutting-edge research themes like climate, deep life, geodynamics, and more.
  • Global collaboration: Connect with professionals and researchers worldwide, expanding your network and fostering collaboration opportunities within the international scientific community.
  • Impactful contribution: Play a pivotal role in shaping scientific and educational opportunities, funding support and governance within ANZIC.
  • Flexible work arrangements: The position will be based at ANU RSES, but the ANZIC Office will work with the selected candidate to coordinate the best work arrangements and how many days they are able to work.

How to apply

Send a one-page Expression of Interest (EOI) and a two-page CV to
Your EOI should highlight your motivation, experience and alignment with the above key responsibilities. Please also note in your EOI any reasonable adjustments to the role you will need in consideration of this role (e.g., other commitments during this time, flexible work arrangements, or requested reduced hours).

The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in Australia and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing date
Applications close on 12 noon Thursday April 11, 2024.
Short interviews will be held in late April 2024, with a decision to follow shortly thereafter.

More about ANZIC

ANZIC is the Australia New Zealand International Scientific Drilling Consortium and part of international research programs that harness state-of-the-art scientific drilling infrastructure to explore the Earth below the surface and under the sea.

ANZIC facilitates involvement in scientific drilling for Australian and New Zealand scientists and educators at all career stages and across a wide range of scientific fields, offering career-defining opportunities to boost their research, skills and international networks

A Diverse and Inclusive Team
ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. Find out more.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here). We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

Further enquiries can be directed to ANZIC Program Manager, Dr Sarah Kachovich.