Scanning Electron Microscopy Specialist

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2019
Ref
538/0319F
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • A great opportunity for an experienced Scanning Electron Microscopy Specialist to join the Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis team
  • Located at Camperdown/ Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term (3 years) contract, with base salary from $84,334 to $92,053 p.a plus generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis department have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Scanning Electron Microscopy Specialist to join their team. As the Scanning Electron Microscopy Specialist, you will provide high level technical support to Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis’ microscope facilities, focusing primarily on the needs of users in scanning electron microscopy, microanalysis, analysis and interpretation of images and data.

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 Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis who can demonstrate:

  • experience and expertise in scanning electron microscopy and associated specimen preparation techniques
  • skills in: focussed ion beam milling (FIB); environmental SEM (ESEM); cryo-SEM imaging; electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD); quantitative image analysis; X-ray mapping; mineral phase mapping.
  • ability to ascertain research trends, methodological developments and the needs of users across the scanning microscopy area
  • outstanding verbal and written communication skills, especially in scientific communication and the preparation of reports.

About us

Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis (SMM) is the University’s largest core facility and provides specialist microscopy and microanalysis equipment and services within the multidisciplinary Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM). SMM is one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the world. It provides access to world class instruments, specialist staff, services and training to enable research into physical and biological structures at micro, nano and atomic scales. SMM is available to researchers from research institutions, government and industry.

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 candidate information pack 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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 538/0319F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, minimum 6 business days

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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 SELECTION CRITERIA:

Tell us about your experience in scanning electron microscopy and associated specimen preparation techniques across a broad range of biological and engineered materials?

Describe your skills in one or more of the following: focussed ion beam milling (FIB); environmental SEM (ESEM); cryo-SEM imaging; electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD); quantitative image analysis; X-ray mapping; mineral phase mapping?

Give an example of when you have used your ability to ascertain research trends, methodological developments and the needs of users across the scanning microscopy area?

What experience do you have in devising microscopy solutions for research including post-processing and image analysis for the transformation of data into publishable information and results?