Senior Mass Spectrometry Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • 3-Year full-time fixed term position

  • Exciting opportunity to provide leadership and expert technical support within Sydney Mass Spectrometry

  • Base Salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Senior Mass Spectrometry Specialist, you will provide expert technical management and team leadership for Sydney Mass Spectrometry (SydneyMS), a core research facility at the University of Sydney. SydneyMS provides a suite of over 25 state-of-the-art mass spectrometers and supports research with global impact in the areas of lipidomics, metabolomics, proteomics and mass spectrometry imaging. Drawing on your strong technical experience, you will provide a collaborative approach to supporting key research activities and projects through user training, instrument maintenance, research activities and team management.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a dynamic and expanding team, reporting to the Associate Director, SydneyMS

  • located at the Charles Perkins Centre (Camperdown) you will support SydneyMS activities, especially with regards to an expansion of clinical mass spectrometry applications

  • provide expert advice, sound technical research support and training to researchers both internal and external to the University, including industry who are working in the facility

  • experienced at delivering ‘fee-for-service’ analytical services one or more of these areas: proteomics, metabolomics or lipidomics

  • meticulous at record-keeping and instrument maintenance

  • proactively manage key stakeholder relationships and productive communications channels across the facility

  • provide effective leadership, expert guidance, and support to the SydneyMS staff and manage a team of 3-4 Mass Spectrometry Technical Officers

  • provide expert ‘omic’ data analysis advice and support to researchers in the facility

  • ensure reporting and documentation requirements for the area are effectively met.

About you

  • proven experience in the operation, optimisation and maintenance of mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography equipment particularly in the areas of life/medical sciences

  • demonstrated ability to supervise, train and provide mentorship to staff, researchers and students using the laboratory facilities to meet the key accountabilities

  • experience in the development and implementation of mass spectrometry approaches

  • demonstrated experience in the instruction of mass spectrometry techniques through seminars, workshops, and one-on-one training

  • demonstrated ability to build and maintain ongoing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

  • extensive experience performing mass spectrometry data analysis

  • graduate or post graduate qualifications in Biological Sciences coupled with extensive technical experience in the liquid chromatography - mass spectrometry space.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Kale Claffey Recruitment Operations by email to .

If you would like any further information regarding the technical aspects/requirements of this role please reach out to Dr Ben Crossett, Associate Director, SydneyMS at

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