Senior Lecturer - Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)

  • Salary range: Level C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a.
  • 3 year fixed term appointment, full time basis
  • Work in one of the best equipped Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) facilities in the world at CMCA's Ion Probe Facility

Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the opportunity

The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) is a multi-user, core facility supporting UWA's research goals. It comprises a diverse range of instruments from basic to advanced, including the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) Flagship Ion Probe Facility that houses three state-of-the-art instruments, one of the best-equipped Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) facilities in the world. These three SIMS instruments are CAMECA IMS 1280, CAMECA NanoSIMS 50 and CAMECA NanoSIMS 50L.

This position will require an expert in isotopic systems relevant to geoscience to undertake academic leadership and management of the CAMECA IMS 1280 laboratory, while maintaining the Facility's position at the forefront of geochemical analysis within Australia. Key responsibilities of this position will include day to day management of the laboratory, user training and maintenance of the facility as well as performing the full range of academic activities including teaching, research and student supervision through affiliation with the School of Earth Sciences at UWA. As academic leader, this role will represent the facility locally, nationally and internationally, and be the main point of contact for users and stakeholder who support the facility's activities.

About you

With the ability to lead and manage a multi-user facility and demonstrated experience with Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and large-geometry ion probes, the successful appointee will demonstrate the following:

  • PhD in a relevant field (Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics);
  • Substantial research experience in stable and/or radiogenic isotope systems relevant to geoscience.
  • Ability to carry out independent research, and willingness to participate in collaborative research; ?
  • Ability and willingness to direct and maintain a multi-user SIMS facility;
  • Ability to attract research funding through competitive grant applications;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team;

Prior experience with the CAMECA IMS1280 ion probe as well as a range of in situ analysis techniques, such as LA-ICPMS, EPMA, SEM, computer programming and statistical evaluation of data will be highly considered.

About the CMCA

The CMCA is UWA's characterisation core facility, housing a diverse range of instrument platforms including secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), electron microscopy and microanalysis, optical, confocal, and multiphoton microscopy, flow cytometry, NMR, X-ray diffraction, biological and molecular mass spectrometry, small animal imaging, scanning probe microscopy, and micro-CT.

The CMCA is the Western Australian node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility, and of the National Imaging Facility, which are Australian university-based national networks of characterisation core facilities.

About Perth

The University of Western Australia occupies a picturesque setting by the Swan River five minutes from downtown Perth and ten minutes from Perth's famous beaches. Perth is located on Australia's west coast and enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and short mild winters and is renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Closing date: Friday, 14 September 2018

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description SIMS Academic Level C - CMCA.docx

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