Employment opportunity at CMM - Laboratory Manager - X-Ray Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Imaging

27 January 2021

Laboratory Manager - X-ray Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Imaging: Full-time - Continuing
Applications close: 10 Feb 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

About this opportunity:

This 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.

Our ideal candidate:

Applicants 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.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What we can offer:

This is a full time, continuing position at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $100,264 - $112,583, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $117,309 - $131,723. These figures are effective as at 1 January 2021.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Please see link below for full details.

Laboratory Manager - X-Ray Diffraction, Spectroscopy and Imaging