Laser Laboratory Engineer

Boroondara, Australia
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Attractive salary plus benefits
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term contract, based in Hawthorn

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

We have currently have an opportunity for a Laser Laboratory Engineer to work within our Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology (FSET) to provide support for the lasers and associated equipment. This role will be primarily based in the Centre for Micro Photonics (CMP) facility as well as other laser labs throughout the Faculty of Science and Engineering Technology for researchers from across Swinburne as well as external users.

Providing your expertise, you will support the use of a suite of lasers across the Research and Teaching Facilities maintaining our compliance with AU/NZ Laser Safety Standards and fulfilling the functions of a certified Laser Safety Officer. You will be responsible for the operation, management, and maintenance of existing lasers, installation of and operation and management of current and future systems. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A PhD or BSc degree with proven relevant experience; or extensive experience and expertise in technical and administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Demonstrated experience working with high-end laser equipment, ultrafast fs lasers and instrumentation
  • Experience in laser alignment, maintenance, laboratory processes and safety.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact full name Dan Kapsaskis (Operations Manager) via 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 31183

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 8th January 2018