Senior Beamline Scientist BioSAXS

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Position Overview

  • Fixed Term – 3 Years | Full Time | $120k – $134k +15.4% super
  • Join an outstanding team operating a leading imaging and medical research facility

About the Opportunity

The Senior Beamline Scientist applies significant 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.  You will be required to foster excellent engagement with other members of the Beamline Group, the Science Team and other operational teams across the facility.  Also, you will be required to understand the capabilities, techniques and instrumentation within the beamline group and apply expert knowledge to enable the best possible scientific outcomes.

About You

  • Strong networking skills and track record of developing a user community in science including academia and/or industry
  • Experience on offering service and support to the user community
  • Expert knowledge of beamline instrumentation and equipment implementation
  • Established leader’s research record in solution scattering
  • Knowledge of protein purification methods (desired)
  • Basic Python coding skills (desired)
  • Flexible and easily adaptable character with an inclusive attitude and able to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • Ethical work practice, positive attitude and empathetic leadership
  • Group building skills and a team player

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilise significant specific knowledge and expertise to provide advanced 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;
  • Lead the technical development of the BioSAXS beamline
  • Work closely with beamline scientists across the wider scattering team and support BioSAXS and SAXSWAXS operations as needed
  • Reduce and correct user data and provide advice or further data processing and interpretation
  • Liaise with the Australian and international 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;
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of industry best practice and technological developments to ensure synchrotron beamlines are improved and upgraded and kept at state-of-the-art to remain internationally competitive.  Develop the capability to recognise and act upon opportunities arising from a global view of techniques enabled by the beamline

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 02 0426 514 386 or  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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