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Senior Research Fellow: Transmission Electron Microscopy

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Work type: Continuing / Full time, Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Senior Lecturer, Lecturer

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - 5 year appointment with options for renewal
  • Make a real impact! Influence and support advancements in electron microscopy
  • Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration with interdisciplinary researchers

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre sees the colocation of major research instrumentation in the university in purpose-built high-grade facilities for the study of the structure and composition of biological, chemical and physical materials.  The Electron Microscope Unit (EMU) is a central research and research training facility within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre. EMU has 17 major instruments and is acquiring a new aberration-corrected TEM and has recently installed new Plasma FIB, materials TEM and TEM systems in 2017/2018. The EMU is a node of the Microscopy Australia (MA, formally AMMRF) and is committed to facilitating access to its imaging capabilities by external as well as internal researchers.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Electron Microscopy Unit, and supervising a Technical Assistant and Research Associate, you will take a leading role in developing transmission electron microscopy, especially aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy in the Electron Microscope Unit. An important part of the role is high-level researcher support and training, supervision and mentoring of other facility staff. You will also assist with the strategic planning for the future of the facility around transmission electron microscopy. An independent research portfolio in electron microscopy and instrumentation development will be an important component of the job and as such the position will have a cross-appointment to a relevant school/faculty of UNSW.

About the successful applicant:

You have a PhD and or significant collaborative academic research experience in advanced aberration-corrected TEM and software for data analysis.  Experience working with, training and supervising others within a multidisciplinary research environment is also essential. Additional requirements include:

Level B

  • Demonstrated experience of co-supervision or supervision, of major honours or postgraduate research projects or capacity and interest in undertaking research student supervision
  • Demonstrated track record in collaborative research with outcomes of high quality and high impact in aberration-corrected electron microscopy with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply or support applications for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities

Level C (in addition to Level B)

  • A strong track record in collaborative research with outcomes of high quality and high international impact in aberration electron microscopy and image analysis with clear evidence and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • A record of winning bids for competitive external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities.4
  • Experience in successfully recruiting and supervising high calibre students and postdoctoral researchers.

To apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria.

Contact

Professor Richard Tilley

Director – Electron Microscope Unit and AMMRF node

Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Division of Research 

T +61 (2) 9385 4435

E r.tilley@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 11pm, January 28th, 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

 

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