Technical Officer - The Australian National University

Classification: ANU Officer 6 (Technical)
Salary package: $78,956 - $82,651 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded

Position overview

The Australian National University requires a Technical Officer to manage and maintain the J1 laser ICPMS of the Experimental Petrology Group within the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) and assist with the running of the J7 multi-collector LA-ICP-MS. The J1 facility comprises an Agilent 7700 quadrupole ICPMS, and Complex pro193nm excimer laser system. The appointed person will be responsible for pro-active maintenance and management of the facility, training and supervising students, academic staff and research support staff on equipment usage, and providing advice on laboratory-based techniques. The role will work collaboratively with the School’s Work Health and Safety Manager to ensure all operations are compliant with ANU WHS policies and procedures. A degree in Geophysics, Geochemistry, Science or other related field with at least two years of subsequent experience in management of an ICPMS instrument facility or equivalent combination of experience and education/training with at least 2 years’ experience is required.

College Overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

For further details please contact Professor Ian Campbell, P:+61 2 6125 4366 or E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Additional Salary Information: plus 17% superannuation

Internal Number: 526188

10 May 2019
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