Technical Officer, Computational

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
$83,223 - $87,570
25 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $83,223 - $87,570 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Position overview

This position is located within the Research School of Chemistry, which is part of the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The Research School of Chemistry conducts world-leading research and teaching activities in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Material Sciences. Chemistry impinges on almost every scientific discipline and the research, teaching and collaborative activities of the Research School of Chemistry reflect this diversity. The School is housed in new, state-of-the art buildings with first-class instrumentation and technical support. Research within the School adopts a multidisciplinary approach to address fundamental challenges in chemistry whose solutions have wide-ranging societal implications.

The Research School of Chemistry is looking to recruit a Technical Officer (ANU Officer Grade 7) to provide technical support in the area of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. The Computational and Theoretical Chemistry research grouping is a vibrant and growing area of research within RSC that consists of diverse academic groups that interact in a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful applicant will provide technical support to academic staff to enhance high-level research and facilitate the integration of research and educational excellence. The main duties will include: assisting with the training of new staff and students in the use of computational chemistry software for techniques spanning quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and QM/MM hybrid procedures, and a variety of commercial software packages; developing and updating scripts for interacting with these software packages and with supercomputer facilities; developing and demonstrating the computer laboratory component of undergraduate computational chemistry courses. Experience with a broad range computational chemistry techniques and software, experience in scientific programing, and familiarity with Linux operating systems is essential. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, a collegial attitude, and a willingness to work in a collaborative environment.

For further information for this position, please contact Mr Geoffrey Deeble - T: 02 6125 3773, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on    ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit Application information In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

For position description please see: Technical Officer_PD.pdf

Closing date: 11.55pm, Friday 9 December 2016

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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