Technical Officer - School of Petroleum Engineering

Kensington, Australia
$81,000 to $86,000
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
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  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Established at UNSW in 2016, the Tyree micro-CT Network Laboratory sits within the School of Petroleum Engineering and is part of part of a Cross-Faculty/Infrastructure Project network facility in collaboration with the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC).

The Laboratory offers tomographic imaging to gain an understanding of how different materials behave in terms of their petrophysical/mechanical/fluid/chemical deformation and flow properties. The micro Xray-CT facility allows imaging of the underlying micromechanisms for correlations between different physical properties, thus enhancing the interpretation of a variety of physical/mechanical/chemical and fluid flow measurements providing unprecedented insights into micro-material behaviour. The Laboratory has access to a variety of other micro-analysis and micro-sample preparation tools such as HPHT resistivity, NMR and permeability measurements and an ultra-centrifuge.

About the role

  • $81K - $86K per year plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 2 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Technical Officer (TO) is responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of CT laboratory equipment, infrastructure and services in the Tyree X-ray CT Network Laboratory, supporting research requirements, operating, maintaining and purchasing equipment and overseeing user access and training. The position is part of the scientific team providing support for collaborative and fee-for-service projects for internal and external research groups, and commercial clients.

The Laboratory team’s purpose is to develop, establish, maintain, upgrade, and operate the facilities required to receive, store, retrieve and interpret large datasets resulting from digital core analysis; to further develop efficient retrieval and interpretation of datasets; and to train UNSW students and academics in their use.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Postgraduate degree, or a first degree plus equivalent experience, in Engineering
  • Demonstrated experience acquiring complex images of rocks from micro-CT imaging, with the ability and interest in developing new skills for the micro-CT
  • Demonstrated experience performing sample preparation and integrative workflows for core analysis

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.


Prof. Klaus Regenauer-Lieb – Head of School, School of Petroleum Engineering


T: (61 2) 9385 8005

Applications close: Sunday 2 April 2017