Technical officer - Microprobe

Canberra, Australia
19 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 7
Salary package: $83,223 - $87,570 per annum plus 17% superannuation.
Terms: Continuing Contingent Funded appointment - The initial period of appointment is two (2) years, with a strong possibility for a further extension.

  • Develop new analytical protocols and techniques using the JEOL JXA8530F EPMA
  • Support cutting edge research
  • Flexible and supportive work environment

Position overview

The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) is located within the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.  CAM proudly houses state-of-the art microscopy and microanalysis equipment such as TEMs and SEMs as well as a new JEOL JXA8530F Field Emission Gun electronprobe microanalyser (EPMA). The centre has a team of experts to guide, assist and train users of our facility in sample preparation, instrument operation and data analysis thereby supporting researchers across the material and life science disciplines.

The Centre is seeking to appoint a Microprobe Engineer (Technical Officer) with extensive experience in the use of electronprobe microanalysers (EPMAs). The primary focus of this position is the operation of the JEOL JXA8503F Field Emission gun electronprobe microanalyser. The successful applicant is expected to provide user training, equipment management and maintenance in order to support research of users from a wide range of disciplines. She/he must have extensive knowledge of electron microprobe analysis methods and related techniques as well as a willingness to develop a range of new analytical methods made possible by a field emission instrument.

ANU offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation and salary packaging arrangements including childcare.

For more information, please contact Dr Melanie Rug, Centre Manager, Centre for Advanced Microscopy on T: +61 2 6125 7649, or E

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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.

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.