Analytical X-ray Specialist

Brisbane, Australia
$95,408.59 - $102,416.10
31 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis

The CMM is The University of Queensland's electron and X-ray microscopy and microanalysis core facility and the Queensland node of the National Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Network (AMMRF). The platforms goals are to facilitate and provide research excellence through a focus on providing world-class facilities matched with an equally high level of expertise thereby meeting the characterisation requirements of local and national researchers and industry. It does this via a concept of supporting discovery from user inception of experiments to publication/outcomes through excellence in consultation, training, measurement and finally analysis.

 The CMM comprises 26 academic, research, technical and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms including electron microscopy and microanalysis, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy and novel imaging modalities. The CMM operates on four main sites on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland.

The role

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, construction and ongoing management of a bespoke X-ray fluorescence tool in collaboration with key stakeholders from The University of Queensland.  In addition, you will be responsible for the provision of a range of services from instruments within the X-ray Analysis Facility of the CMM which currently includes X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD) and Small-Angle-Scattering (SAXS).

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines and experience in applications of X-ray analysis. You should also have previous experience in teaching/training users of scientific instrumentation and in the development of teaching materials and methods as well as the ability to prepare manuscripts for publications.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time fixed term appointment at Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,545.80 - $87,535.13 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,408.59 - $102,416.10 p.a.).

Position Description

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