Isotope Analyst - Adelaide Microscopy

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 09 Oct 2023 11:55 PM ;

Job no:512661
Work type:Continuing - Full-time, Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO8

(HE08) $106,561 - $119,550 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position available for an Isotope Analyst to join the Adelaide Microscopy team.

Adelaide Microscopy (AM), the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis is a core facility providing access to advanced microscopy and microanalysis platforms to the research students and staff of the University and industry. Adelaide Microscopy supports the University of Adelaide as a world-class research intensive University.

Working under limited direction and in collaboration with the Laser Isotope Specialist is responsible for delivering a range of research advice and services to assist with the successful achievement of the objectives of Adelaide Microscopy.

You will be responsible for the operation and provision of expertise in training, advice, and assistance in specialist Laser Ablation ICPMS (LA-ICP-MS) systems. A major component of the position comprises the training and support of users and undertaking analyses, hardware operation, user support and data processing.

You will also be responsible for data quality and instrument performance, the development and implementation of emerging techniques and day-to-day management of equipment and maintenance.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience and fundamental knowledge in the operation of LA-ICP-MS applied to geoscience.
  • Demonstrated experience in solution ICP-MS.
  • Demonstrated skills in the delivery of one-on-one training and research support in the areas of responsibility.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of new techniques in the areas of responsibility.
  • Experience and sound knowledge of LA-ICP-MS data processing and interpretation for Geoscience.


Post Graduate Qualification (or progress towards) and relevant experience in the use of ICP-MS in the Geosciences or Geochemistry.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 9th October 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mr Angus Netting, Director Adelaide Microscopy


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The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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