Process Engineer, Nanofabrication

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Sydney, Australia
$97k - $106k + 17% superannuation
11 May 2022
End of advertisement period
25 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed-term 3-year position
  • Fantastic opportunity to join the Research & Prototype Foundry within the Research portfolio
  • $97k - $106k + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Process Engineer: Nanofabrication, you will operate a range of specialised nanofabrication equipment in the Research & Prototype Foundry (including high performance electron beam lithography). You will provide technical support and advice to researchers using the facility, aiding the research and providing collaborative research input for projects being undertaken.

About the Research & Prototype Foundry

Part of the NSW node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), the Research and Prototype foundry is based in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, a purpose-built building to explore the nature of matter, design new technologies, and engineer them in some of the best cleanroom and nanofabrication facilities in the world.

The Research and Prototype Foundry provides access to state-of-the-art instruments for the fabrication of devices and structures with features on the micro and nanoscale. The facility supports academic and industry based researchers across a wide range of applications.

For more information on Research & Prototype Foundry, one of three core research facilities in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, visit:

For more information about the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), visit:

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide nanofabrication research support and assistance to researchers and other technical staff working in the laboratory
  • maintain the facility workplace ensuring that the research requirements of the RPF are met effectively.
  • Ensure the laboratory is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
  • prepare reporting and documentation for the work area.
  • provide effective leadership and management guidance and support to the staff in the facility

About you

  • tertiary qualification in a relevant field e.g. engineering, science
  • experience with micro/nanofabrication, micro/nano characterisation, and associated processing techniques in a cleanroom environment
  • experience in coordinating the day-to-day running of scientific instrumentation in a multiuser facility
  • experience in the application of Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) to complex nanofabrication and/or as part of process involving multiple fabrication steps
  • high-level communication skills, especially in scientific communication and the preparation of reports
  • interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders, staff, users, supervisors, and equipment suppliers
  • ability to ascertain research trends, methodological developments, and the needs of researchers.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and task) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Laura Koefoed, Recruitment Operations, on 02 9036 4495 or by email

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Applications Close

Wednesday 25 May 2022 11:59 PM

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