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Microscopy Australia Research Data Manager

Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: Microscopy Australia HQ, Camperdown, University of Sydney, Australia
Applications close: 17th March 

In this role, you will play an integral part in developing cohesion across key research infrastructure, improving research processes and access to knowledge and guidance pertaining to compliance and best practice for research data handling across the Microscopy Australia facilities nationally.

You will be responsible for improving Microscopy Australia’s research data management and ensuring the best possible services to our user communities. You will develop and deliver projects and initiatives, provide training, advice and expertise, and contribute to building capacity and capabilities in research data management. You will work closely with data-focussed positions across the Microscopy Australia facilities, along with current and future users across these facilities. As a part of the Microscopy Australia team you will advance Microscopy Australia’s strategic objectives in research data identification, management, and curation.

Together with the University of Sydney, Microscopy Australia values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Data Manager who demonstrates:

  • knowledge or practical experience in data management such as current technologies including data repositories, standards in metadata, research methods and research data curation, and how data supports high quality research
  • strong technical expertise in at least one of the following areas, research data collection, analysis, management, or curation
  • project management, planning, organizational and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • experience of project managing multiple work streams or working in large complex projects, some involving travel, and ability to manage a diverse network of key internal/external stakeholders.

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Research Beam Line Scientist for Analytical Scale Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Job No: 509556
Area: Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE): Professional Level 08 ($98,298.92 – $110,376.42)
Work type: Full Time – Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, University of Queensland, Australia
Applications close: 3rd April

CMM operates a new state of the art Cs corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (STEM) – the HF5000, which requires a highly skilled and experienced scientist/engineer who can both operate and maintain the instrument as well as prepare high quality specimens/samples for the physical sciences. The role will also work with the team providing support for CMM’s other TEM instruments: the Tecnai F20 and two Hitachi HT7700.

In addition the job holder will be required to train clients, supervise them while using the instrument and assist them in gathering the data and answers they require to further develop their research. In brief: manage, plan, coordinate and oversee EM projects in collaboration with CMM users.  Finally, the role includes a clear research component: the job holder will develop new protocols and methods for atomic scale structure determination via scanning transmission electron microscopy, pixelated detector applications as well in-situ sample testing and apply them to research projects.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

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