Senior Process Engineer

Sydney, Australia
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 1 September 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • An excellent opportunity for an experienced nanofabrication engineer to progress their career
  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Located at Camperdown / Darlington campus - 3 years fixed term, with base salary from $105K – 118K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Senior Process Engineer:                                      

  • manages and supervises a range of nanofabrication capabilities (including wet and dry etching) in the Research and Prototype Foundry (RPF)
  • provides expert advice, sound technical research support, and assistance to researchers and other technical staff working in the facility
  • manages the facility workplace, ensuring that the requirements of the RPF are met effectively
  • ensures facility is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • oversees the preparation of reporting and documentation for relevant capabilities provided by the RPF
  • provides effective leadership, management guidance, and support to the staff in the facility.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Process Engineer who demonstrates:

  • extensive experience and expertise in micro and nano fabrication for a variety of applications
  • experience in managing the day-to-day running of scientific instrumentation in a multiuser facility, including considering longer term outlooks for emerging instruments and/or techniques
  • the ability to ascertain research trends, methodological developments, and the needs of researchers
  • advanced analytical, problem solving, and time management skills with the capacity to manage competing priorities
  • high-level verbal and written communication skills, especially in scientific communication and the preparation of reports for various audiences
  • proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team, working with autonomy, taking initiative, and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • experience in managing, supervising, and mentoring staff
  • experience in applying and abiding by WHS legislative requirements, plus safe work practice and risk assessment preparation
  • excellent planning, organisation, and project management skills with the ability to successfully co-ordinate and support projects to completion
  • experience in the application of dry and wet etching to micro and nano fabrication in a cleanroom environment
  • experience in the provision of training for researchers, users, and/or other staff in etching techniques
  • a degree in Science or Engineering, plus relevant postgraduate qualifications, or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1651/0819F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 1 September 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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