Manager - Microscopy and Microanalysis

Melbourne, Australia
04 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time Continuing Position
  • $109,456 - $117,277 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role

The Manager Microscopy and Microanalysis is responsible and accountable for planning and managing the operations of the RMIT Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility (RMMF).


The RMIT Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility (RMMF) is a college facility which provides high-quality electron microscopy and microanalysis facilities for research and teaching. It contains a suite of state-of-the-art characterisation instruments & techniques including electron microscopes, surface analysis and dynamic light scattering. In 2010, the RMMF was moved into new purpose built laboratories. It supports researchers from a wide variety of discipline areas. The RMMF is also a linked laboratory in the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF). Details relating to the RMMF can be found at

Your Responsibilities

To provide a high ranking Australian University research facility that provides high quality, operationally efficient and effective service to the researchers who use the facility.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated experience in the management of an advanced instrumentation facility or department, along with experience in the management of staff, budgets and projects within an academic research environment. Your ability to plan and coordinate activities, prioritise workflow, monitor work performance and to assess and develop management processes to improve effectiveness will be essential to your success in the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Glenn Newell on +61 3 9925 7766 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558020.

Applications close on Sunday 1st October 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.