The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis regularly offers attractive career opportunities. For over 50 years, our staff and students have helped to cultivate a leading national and international reputation for excellence in microscopy and microanalysis and have developed a culture in which service and training are just as important as the outstanding research results that we are achieving.
Academic, Research and General Staff Positions
TECHNICAL OFFICER/SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER IN FOCUSED ION BEAM SAMPLE PREPARATION
Reference no. 627/0313
CLOSING DATE: 15 May 2013 at 5pm.
- Dedicated technical team at internationally recognised microscopy facility
- Some interstate travel required
- Full-time fixed term until 31.12.2014: $73-84K p.a. package including leave loading and 17% super
We currently have a Technical Officer/Senior Technical Officer opportunity available to join our team within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering (AMME). The position will be located at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) which is the University of Sydney’s node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF). AMME (www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au) is one of Australia's premier engineering schools and ACMM (www.sydney.edu.au/acmm) is the University of Sydney’s centralised microscopy facility. The centre provides Sydney’s research community with leading instruments and expertise for exploring the structure-function relationships of a wide range of materials and biological systems.
In this role you will support our research and training programs. You will:
- instruct, demonstrate, train and support users in the application of the Centre’s focused ion beam, instrumentation and electrolytic polishing apparatus for atom probe specimen preparation
- plan and undertake travel to AMMRF nodes (located in various capital cities around Australia) to undertake sample preparation.
- facilitate microscopy experiments for users and provide laboratory and microscopy services to commercial clients of the Centre
- ensuring safety according to WH&S requirements.
To qualify for this role, you will have:
- basic specimen preparation techniques
- expertise and skills in scanning electron microscopy
- expertise and skills in one or more of the following: focussed ion beam milling (FIB), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD), quantitative image analysis
- advanced problem solving skills and the ability to run and maintain sophisticated scientific instrumentation.
A willingness to travel locally and interstate is essential.
The position is advertised across two levels – HEO5 and HEO6. Appointment level will be commensurate with relevant experience, skills and qualifications. To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.
Please respond to the selection criteria and apply online at Sydney University Careers.
General enquiries can be directed to Melanie Leshetz (02) 8627 1220 or Fang Zhou on (02) 8627 1235, Lead Recruitment Consultants.
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Nanotube Nanothermometers – Synthesis, Characterisation and Application
Carbon nanotubes, discovered in the early '90s, are tiny, hollow cylindrical structures made of carbon molecules that are typically known for their strength and unique electrical properties. A carbon nanotube (CNT) filled with a low-melting-point metal such as gallium (Ga) creates a nanothermometer that allows temperature measurement at the nanometre scale. Though proven to work in simple systems, we need to fully develop this new nanotechnology and its method of implementation within a complex engineering environment to make nanothermometers a practical and important measurement tool. Funding from ARC has been approved recently for this ambitious program.
An exciting project on nanotube nanothermometers is available for an outstanding student considering a PhD in science. It will provide unique opportunities to develop skills in transmission electron microscopy with a focus on characterisation of the nanothermometers and the oxidation behaviour of Ga confined in nanotubes. The project offers the chance to work in a multidisciplinary research team and make use of the world-class research facilities of the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis at the University of Sydney.
We are interested in talking to students who have, or will have in the next 12 months, an Honours 1 or 2A in Physics, Materials Science/Engineering or Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, or who have a Master's degree in one of these areas. To discuss the project or for further information, please contact , ph. 02 9351 7535.
Microscopic Origin of Ferromagnetism in Spintronic Materials
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