Microscopy Australia is always on the lookout for outstanding professionals.

Research Fellow – TEM Beam Line Scientist

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $99,147 – $117,738 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

MCEM is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of TEM Beam Line Scientist & Research Fellow, supported by Microscopy Australia. This position will provide high level expertise, training and research support to the research community in aberration-corrected S/TEM and associated techniques and will conduct high quality research in the development and application of S/TEM techniques. Duties include working collaboratively with our researchers on a diverse range of projects that require acquisition and analysis of complex S/TEM data, as well as training researchers and development of new S/TEM methods to enhance the research capability of the Centre.

The successful applicant will have a passion for electron microscopy and an in-depth understanding of the theory and application of high spatial and energy resolution S/TEM and associated techniques and will possess sound interpersonal skills, along with excellent written and oral communication skills.

If you are enthusiastic at the prospect of enabling and conducting ground-breaking research using electron microscopy, we strongly encourage you to apply!

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Closing Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021, 11:55 AEDT



Research Associate / Research Fellow (CryoTEM)

Location: Perth, Western Australia

  • Exciting opportunity for a passionate scientist with cryoTEM experience to work in a multi-disciplinary research environment developing and supporting cryoTEM-based research programs
  • Fixed term appointment until 30 June 2023 with an immediate start (with a possibility of extension depending on performance and funding)
  • Salary range: Level A $72,780 – $97,946 p.a. or Level B $102,983 – $121,864 p.a. plus superannuation depending on qualifications and experience

The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis at The University of Western Australia is seeking a passionate scientist with experience in cryoTEM and its applications to join our team supporting a brand new cryoTEM facility – the first of it’s kind in Western Australia.

Under broad direction, as a member of the electron microscopy team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the cryoTEM and related sample preparation instrumentation, providing advice, user training, and support for the new facility. You will join an interdisciplinary team of academic and technical staff running a core electron microscopy facility housing SEM, TEM, FIB-SEM, and EPMA. With the other members of the team, you will contribute to supporting a broad and diverse user community of biological and physical scientists seeking to develop and apply imaging and diffraction techniques, including routine room temperature and cryo imaging, single particle analysis, tomography, and micro-electron diffraction.

This position will offer you an exciting opportunity to develop diverse new applications of cryoTEM and associated techniques within the research community, and to establish cryoTEM as a core capability supporting Western Australian research.

Closing Date for Applications: 7th March 2021

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