Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Optical Microscopy

Perth, Australia
21 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)

  • Join a world-class collaborative research facility
  • Level B or level C ($97,310 - $137,000) plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed-term (3 years) opportunity

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the opportunity

In this role, you will:

  • Take day-to-day responsibility for delivering optical microscopy capabilities at CMCA, UWA's core science infrastructure multi-user facility.
  • Undertake academic research, including seeking project funding and supervising research students.
  • Strongly contribute to user support and training, and instrument maintenance in liaison with the Centre’s technical support staff.
  • On a small scale, you may engage in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students within schools. 

About you

You will possess an outstanding record, relative to opportunity, in the application of advanced optical microscopy techniques. You will also possess a strong work ethic, a practical approach and a passion for delivering the highest quality research.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Tenurable position
  • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
  • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
  • Long Service Leave after 10 years
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave
  • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

About the CMCA

The CMCA is the Western Australian node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, and of the National Imaging Facility, which are Australian university-based national networks of characterisation core facilities.

Primarily located within the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research at the QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, the CMCA@Perkins location hosts the recently launched Nikon Centre of Excellence in Optical Microscopy and includes a wide range of wide-field, fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton and the newly installed FCS/FRET/FLIM, SIM and STORM super-resolution microscopy platforms (alongside cytometry, and small animal imaging facilities). CMCA@Perkins is situated in a medical research precinct, and provides access to all Western Australian, Australian and international researchers.

About Perth

The University of Western Australia occupies a picturesque setting by the Swan River five minutes from downtown Perth and ten minutes from Perth's famous beaches. Perth is located on Australia's west coast and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and short mild winters and is renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Closing date: 12 February 2018

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.