Microanalytical Engineer

Canberra, Australia
$86,960- $114,700 per annum plus 17% superannuation
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 or 8 (Specialist)
Salary package: $86,960- $114,700 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funding) appointment for 3 years initially

The Position

The successful applicant will provide expertise in the operation of various microanalytical techniques available across a range of scanning electron microscopes, including those related to the JEOL JXA8530F electron probe microanalyser (EPMA). The Microanalytical Engineer will also provide (i) expert advice and training on relevant applications on the EPMA and other high-end FESEMs, including SEM imaging, quantitative EDS and EBSD to researchers and students from ANU as well as external university clients and industry users; (ii) training workshops for clients from various disciplines and (iii) laboratory and equipment management including performance management and basic maintenance of instrumentation.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player with extensive experience in a wide range of microanalytical techniques including WDS and EDS analysis. The successful candidate is a person with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and clients. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

Learn more about the world-class facilities of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) and the supported ground-breaking research here.

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

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A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

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.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

The committee may not consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a:

  • 30-45 minute interview using expertise and behavioural interview questions
  • 5 min presentation on their key achievements in one of their previous roles, relevant to the position

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E:

Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidate's consent and it will not have any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments please click here.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

For further information about this position please contact, Associate Professor Melanie Rug, T: +61 2 6125 7649, E:

Closing at: Sep 29 2023 at 23:55 AEST