Senior Professional Officer

Brisbane, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

The Australian National Fabrication Facility ( is a major multi-node initiative funded by the Australian Federal Government through NCRIS to provide nano and micro fabrication facilities for Australia’s researchers. The Queensland ( node provides facilities and expertise in the area of Soft and Bio-nano materials synthesis, processing, characterisation and device fabrication and SiC technology. Key foci include photoresists, organic optoelectronic devices, new drug delivery systems, microfluidics and patterning technologies.

This position is research supporting and research focussed but very much service orientated to a range of clients including Universities, Institutes, Government bodies and agencies and Industry.  It is expected that this position will expand the expertise for cutting edge science and technology development.

The role

The successful appointee will provide operational, scientific and technical service support in the fields of Nano and Photolithography, Clean Room Operation and Nano 3D Printing. Provide advice and support for Device Design, Fabrication and Testing to clients accessing equipment within the NCRIS Australian National Fabrication Facility – Queensland Node.

The person

Applicants must have postgraduate qualifications in the area of material science, chemistry, physics, engineering or similar. They should have expert knowledge and experience, including evidence of a contribution in research in, but not limited to, micro/nano device and characterization; photolithography and nonImprint Lithography. They should also have a high level of experience in a service related scientific role. Evidence of ability to learn new skills, use new technologies and train clients in scientific techniques is also essential. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment until 30 June 2019 at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,588 - $121,930 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Jane Fitzpatrick via email

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