Research Officer in Nanofabrication

Melbourne, Australia
01 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed term contract for 3 years
  • Located at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • $80,307 - $86,205 per annum + up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging ( is an interdisciplinary collaboration focused on developing new methods for imaging biology. A particular focus area of research for the Centre will be on the nanofabrication of next generation X-ray optics, microfluidics for sample delivery and photonic devices. By combining expertise in a range of nanofabrication and characterisation techniques we aim to develop cutting edge technologies that will support our research programs in X-ray science and optics.

About the position

This position provides a unique experience for a researcher to be part of major international developments in nanofabrication techniques aimed at delivering single particles into high-intensity X-ray pulses and creating optical devices that will be used for cutting-edge imaging experiments. This role provides an opportunity to work closely with our collaborators in Hamburg and Stanford and contribute to building an innovative nanofabrication group at La Trobe University. The successful applicant will need to collaborate with colleagues from both the Departments of Biochemistry & Genetics and Chemistry & Physics ( and the position will involve a significant amount of work being carried out at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (

The primary objectives of the position are:

  • To help to contribute to a vigorous nanofabrication program
  • To develop new methods and protocols in nanofabrication using state-of-the-art equipment
  • To collaborate on the design, realisation and testing of nanofabricated devices

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will possess demonstrated knowledge in, and research experience of, micro- and nanofabrication and characterisation, preferably including photolithography and SU-8/PDMS processing, focused ion beam and SEM.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 17 September 2017 by 11.00pm AEST.

Position Enquiries: Brian Abbey, +61 3 9479 2645 or

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.