Beamline Scientist – Scattering

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Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $104k – $116k +15.4% super
  • Clayton, Victoria location
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity to apply your expertise and professional skills at one of Australia’s landmark scientific facilities

About the Opportunity

The Beamline Scientist is a role within the scattering beamline group of the Australian Synchrotron Science division which applies scientific expertise and experience to the operation, maintenance and development of synchrotron beamlines within their beamline group, as well as research, industry engagement and outreach activities.  The Beamline Scientist fosters excellent engagement with other members of the Beamline Group, the Science Team and other operational teams across the facility.  The role will be required to develop knowledge of the capabilities, techniques and instrumentation within the beamline group to enable the best possible scientific outcomes.  The role provides input into scientific development at the Australian Synchrotron through strategic planning and contributions to the planning for new beamlines.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide scientific and technical support, advice and training to national and international synchrotron beamline users, including the making of scientific and technical decisions, ensuring outcomes from allocated beam-time are maximised and the user experience is optimal;
  • Support the SAXSWAXS Principal scientist on the technical development of the beamline and offer user support on both beamlines of the scattering group (SAXSWAXS and BioSAXS) as required
  • Reduce and correct user data and provide advice or further data processing and interpretation;
  • Liaise with the Australian scientific community to develop the user base for synchrotron research to ensure maximum usage of equipment, develop the community of collaborators and users, and maximise revenue;
  • Develop knowledge of industry best practice and technological developments to contribute to improvement of the synchrotron beamline and associated facilities;
  • Contribute to facilitate the beamlines’ Asset Management Plan, which includes maintenance, calibration, documentation, and collaborations with the AS Engineering, and Controls & Computing teams;
  • Established track record of research in material science using GiSAXS (desired)
  • Knowledge of coding in Python (desired)
  • Knowledge on beamline instrumentation (desired)

Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia’s most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities
  • Performance based salary increases
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

If you want to join a world class organisation that’s making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Christina Kamma-Lorger on +61 426 514 386.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 3359.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

Application closing date:  28 February 2023

Australian Citizens Preferred

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce. 

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