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Surface Analysis Scientist: Full Time – Fixed Term
Applications close: 18 Aug 2020 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

About this opportunity:

CMM provides a broad range X-ray diffraction, spectroscopy and imaging services to UQ, including state-of-the-art X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) with insitu inoperando and correlative capabilities. UQ requires a highly-skilled and experienced Surface Analysis Scientist to both operate and maintain the instrument and to train clients in the design of experiments for, the operation of, and the analysis and interpretation of data from the XPS instrument. In addition, the role will also provide support for the provision of other advance X-ray analysis techniques including XRD, XRF and/or SAXS

The Surface Analysis Scientist needs to be capable of operating effectively within a team environment but also with a high degree of independence. They will need to provide a very high level of expertise in the areas of surface science analysis, and advance X-ray characterisation to support the research groups within UQ, which have a strong focus on the understanding and engineering of material-, chemical- or bio-interfaces.

The role will also service the future needs of the next generation of researchers through research into and the development of new and/or enhanced experimental methods, instrumental capabilities and workflows (including data analysis) relevant to these disciplines.

Our ideal candidate:

The successful candidate will be a creative, surface scientist and dedicated XPS specialist with a strong interest in the development of new methods in their field of expertise.

You will be driven by the desire to understand the molecular structure, chemistry and dynamics of surfaces and how to accurately elucidate these through the latest advances in scientific methods.

You will be client focused, enjoy sharing their knowledge and ready to contribute to our team.

Although current work rights in Australia would be an advantage, CMM welcomes applications from candidates who do not yet have a work permit.  However, any appointment will be conditional to the candidate having secured unconditional work rights in Australia.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What we can offer:

This is a full-time fixed term position for five years at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $98,298 – $110,376 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

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