About This OpportunityThis role is to principally lead and manage, the X-ray Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Imaging laboratory; one of five main laboratories within the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM). The role involves a number of aspects including: working closely with the Centre’s Director and Service Support Unit to strategically plan for and deliver the effective and efficient operation of the lab, to assist the Director in the strategic planning and ongoing funding of the Centre’s operations, to supervise and manage a small team of instrument scientists and to effectively manage the budget for the laboratory. In addition the incumbent will have expertise in areas of X-ray science and would be responsible for the training of new users in the proper and effective usage of instrumentation, aiding clients in experimental design and in the interpretation of high-quality data, conducting experiments for clients and the production of high experimental results and the development of new workflows for experiments.This position is located at our , renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.Our Ideal CandidateApplicants should possess relevant qualifications in the area of either Chemistry, Physics or Chemical or Materials Engineering with a focus in analytical X-ray methods and their analysis. In addition the successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in managing and leading teams, as well as previous experience in operating within a client focused research platform and the management of scientific instrumentation.You will also have experience in applying scientific and engineering principles and practices to perform technical services and support and have at least 5 years of direct experience in X-ray techniques, with expertise in sample preparation and handling, using instruments and evaluating data. You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.
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