Photoemission Electron Microscopy Facility Manager

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Availability:
Full-Time | Fixed Term until June 2023
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7
Salary Range:
$88,384 - 97,837 p.a.
Reporting to:
Director of Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA)
College of Science & Engineering
Under broad direction, the Photo Emission Electron Microscopy Facility Manager will be responsible for managing the Photo Emission Electron Microscope instrument at Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA). The Facility manager will work closely with the FMMA Director and Facility Leaders to ensure the success of the research services and programs, including national and international collaborations. In addition to the day-to-day running of the facilities, the Facility Manager will provide training and technical advice to users, analyse samples for academic and industrial research as well as strategic planning to continue developing the facilities to best suit the needs of the research community.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Photoemission Electron Microscopy Facility Manager is accountable for:

  • Providing day-to-day management of the Photo Emission Electron Microscope in FMMA, including microscopy, spectroscopy, sample preparation, instrument operation, maintenance and repair.

  • Providing training and technical advice to users of the microscopy research facilities in FMMA.

  • Contributing to the development and review of an ongoing business plan to secure the long-term development of the facility; including assisting in the preparation of funding applications related to the platforms.

  • Fostering interactions with the commercial sector with the aim of developing mutually productive commercial/scientific outcomes and undertaking contract work.

  • Monitoring expenditure/income in accordance with the budget, including service contracts and evaluating the fee structure for services/access to equipment; co-ordinate training, research and development activities between the various laboratories of Microscopy Australia (MA) and the SA Regional Microanalysis Facility (SARF).

  • Developing and maintaining databases of techniques and protocols, along with appropriate quality control standards; supporting users of the facility.

  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of web-based training and promotional materials for FMMA.

  • Assisting with delivery of these training materials through MA supported Masterclasses and FMMA research higher degree student training courses.

  • Providing regular written reports (as well as annual reports) to the MA management committee, and participate in the MA audit process including the collection of data and other metrics that measure laboratory performance to ensure critical reporting against key performance indicators are met each year.

  • Liaising with Technical Services staff in the College of Science and Engineering, elsewhere in the University, and in comparable facilities at other institutions, in order to provide the best practice technical support for researchers at Flinders.

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of best practice Work Health & Safety (WHS) guidelines and operating procedures for use within the platforms.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials science or equivalent experience.

  • Proven knowledge and proficiency in Photoemission Electron Microscopy, Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy.

  • Demonstrated ability to train new users in the high level use of state-of-art microscopy techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and procedures, and apply them flexibly to novel problems.

  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum instrument operation and maintenance.

  • Demonstrated high-level management experience and demonstrated ability to contribute towards the strategic planning and operational protocols of the facility as well as managing there sources (both physical and financial) according to University policies and procedures.

  • Evidence of high level verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide microanalytical advice to a diverse clientele including: internal staff and students; external clients; and industry representatives.

  • Demonstrated strong written communication skills including the ability to maintain scrupulous records and good laboratory practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate activities, timeframes, and prioritise work flow in a multi disciplinary environment.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

07 Nov 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Availability:
Full-Time | Fixed Term until June 2023
Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7
Salary Range:
$88,384 - 97,837 p.a.
Reporting to:
Director of Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA)
College of Science & Engineering
Under broad direction, the Photo Emission Electron Microscopy Facility Manager will be responsible for managing the Photo Emission Electron Microscope instrument at Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA). The Facility manager will work closely with the FMMA Director and Facility Leaders to ensure the success of the research services and programs, including national and international collaborations. In addition to the day-to-day running of the facilities, the Facility Manager will provide training and technical advice to users, analyse samples for academic and industrial research as well as strategic planning to continue developing the facilities to best suit the needs of the research community.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Photoemission Electron Microscopy Facility Manager is accountable for:

  • Providing day-to-day management of the Photo Emission Electron Microscope in FMMA, including microscopy, spectroscopy, sample preparation, instrument operation, maintenance and repair.

  • Providing training and technical advice to users of the microscopy research facilities in FMMA.

  • Contributing to the development and review of an ongoing business plan to secure the long-term development of the facility; including assisting in the preparation of funding applications related to the platforms.

  • Fostering interactions with the commercial sector with the aim of developing mutually productive commercial/scientific outcomes and undertaking contract work.

  • Monitoring expenditure/income in accordance with the budget, including service contracts and evaluating the fee structure for services/access to equipment; co-ordinate training, research and development activities between the various laboratories of Microscopy Australia (MA) and the SA Regional Microanalysis Facility (SARF).

  • Developing and maintaining databases of techniques and protocols, along with appropriate quality control standards; supporting users of the facility.

  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of web-based training and promotional materials for FMMA.

  • Assisting with delivery of these training materials through MA supported Masterclasses and FMMA research higher degree student training courses.

  • Providing regular written reports (as well as annual reports) to the MA management committee, and participate in the MA audit process including the collection of data and other metrics that measure laboratory performance to ensure critical reporting against key performance indicators are met each year.

  • Liaising with Technical Services staff in the College of Science and Engineering, elsewhere in the University, and in comparable facilities at other institutions, in order to provide the best practice technical support for researchers at Flinders.

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of best practice Work Health & Safety (WHS) guidelines and operating procedures for use within the platforms.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials science or equivalent experience.

  • Proven knowledge and proficiency in Photoemission Electron Microscopy, Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy.

  • Demonstrated ability to train new users in the high level use of state-of-art microscopy techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and procedures, and apply them flexibly to novel problems.

  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum instrument operation and maintenance.

  • Demonstrated high-level management experience and demonstrated ability to contribute towards the strategic planning and operational protocols of the facility as well as managing there sources (both physical and financial) according to University policies and procedures.

  • Evidence of high level verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide microanalytical advice to a diverse clientele including: internal staff and students; external clients; and industry representatives.

  • Demonstrated strong written communication skills including the ability to maintain scrupulous records and good laboratory practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate activities, timeframes, and prioritise work flow in a multi disciplinary environment.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

07 Nov 2021
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