Senior Technical Officer

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical)/ANU Officer Grade 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $77,408 - $89,370 plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position 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.

The Research School of Earth Sciences invites applications for a continuing Technical Officer position in support of our ICPMS Instrumentation Facility. The facility comprises of the following state-of-the-art instrumentation - two Neptune multi-collector ICP-MS, an Element XR high-resolution ICP-MS, a Varian 820 quadrupole ICPMS, a Varian ICP-AES, and an Ar-F 154/193nm excimer laser system - supported by various wet chemistry clean-laboratory facilities.

A highly motivated person with excellent analytical and instrumental skills is required to manage the facility. The successful applicant will help facilitate innovative research across the earth sciences, with a strong focus on high precision isotope geochemistry (radiogenic and non-traditional stable isotope systems). The position is a full-time continuing position. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Requirements: Applicants should have at least 3-5 years of experience with MC-ICP-MS, including laser ablation sample introduction. Strong analytical skills and experience with 1) maintaining MC-ICP-MS systems 2) developing methods for mass spectrometry, 3) data reduction for radiogenic and stable isotope analysis, and 4) applications to Earth Science problems.

For further details please contact Associate Professor Michael Ellwood, P:02 6125 8322 or E: or Professor Steve Eggins, 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.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

posted: 22 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.