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Scientific Officer – Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

The Opportunity

  • $97,381 – 105,395 + 17% super + leave loading
  • 2-year fixed term contract

Reporting to the Institute Director, this research support position maintains and operates specialist materials characterisation instrumentation; train users and assists with research applications; and contributes to strategic planning for the laboratory.

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 Materials and Manufacturing Futures Institute at UNSW Sydney is studying, building, and transforming the future of materials innovation and advanced manufacturing – we are an interdisciplinary research hub delivering real-world social benefits and tangible solutions to emerging global problems.

About the successful applicant:

You have a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Engineering, Physics or a related field with experience in conducting research in these areas or related fields, as well as: -

  • Extensive demonstrated expertise and operational experience in the following technologies: ultrahigh vacuum systems, cryogenic facilities, magnetic measurement instruments. Additional expertise in additional and related systems will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training in advanced instrument use, software and analysis to other to researchers and other staff.
  • Demonstrated technical skills with capacity to advise and assist a range of users to achieve research outcomes involving use of specialist materials characterisation techniques.
  • Aptitude for and demonstrated commitment to learning new techniques and developing specialist expertise.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build and participate in effective teams.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, including demonstrated experience effectively managing multiple competing priorities to ensure deadlines are met.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

To apply:  If supporting world-class research is of interest to you, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Skills and Experience (nominated in the Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Monday 17th May 2021

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 or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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