Electron Microscopist

Banyule, Australia
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, Fixed term contract for 3 years
  • Located at the Bundoora Campus
  • $94,222 - $108,005 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Bioimaging Platform has been established to support a wide range of research projects by providing researchers with expert advice and access to cutting-edge equipment and technologies in optical and electron microscopy, flow cytometry and image analysis.

About the position

This position will provide high level expert training for staff and students, and technical support on sample preparation techniques and electron microscopy, for research groups across the University. You will be responsible for managing the electron microscopy capability and be proficient working with material from a range of species from viruses, bacteria, fungi, plants and animals.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess extensive expertise and experience with operating and maintaining scanning and transmission electron microscopes. You will have demonstrated experience in a range of sample preparation techniques and equipment, as well as training staff and students in electron microscopy. You will have well developed communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and work cohesively within a team environment.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 5 May 2019 by 11.55 pm AEST.

Position Enquiries: Dr Christopher Adda, +61 3 9479 1157, c.adda@latrobe.edu.au

HR/Recruitment Enquiries: Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant, +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au

Only candidates with working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.