06. May 2018 - ANSTO
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist - Polarised-neutron reflectometry
06. May 2018 - ANSTO
Instrument Scientist
Instrument Scientist - Polarised-neutron reflectometry

The OPAL Reactor provides neutrons to a suite of 15 neutron-scattering instruments, within the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS), the leading centre for neutron scatterers in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are seeking suitably qualified scientists to step into an on-going position of Instrument Scientist on the following neutron-scattering instruments, PLATYPUS (1 position), KOOKABURRA (1 position), and DINGO/KOWARI (1 position). We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in polarised-neutron reflectometry, small-angle scattering (neutron or X-ray), or radiography, tomography and strain scanning (neutron or X-ray). The DINGO/KOWARI role will be shared 80%/20% across the two instruments.

For further details about all four instruments, see http://www.ansto.gov.au/ResearchHub/Bragg/Facilities/Instruments/index.htm

The Instrument Scientist operates, maintains and improves a neutron-scattering instrument at the OPAL research reactor for the benefit and development of the user community. You will be required to undertake research and development as well contribute to the development of the user community leading to significant outcomes that meet with ANSTO’s strategic direction.

Reporting to the Instrument Team Leader, you will have experience undertaking experiments, support users and be able to analyse data particularly in neutron and/or x-ray scattering.

Description of Institution

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is home to Australia’s nuclear science and technical expertise. More than 1000 scientists, engineers and experts work at ANSTO and use nuclear science and technology to answer the big questions in the world around us – improving health outcomes, increasing our understanding of the environment and climate change and identifying new opportunities for Australian industry.

We operate much of our country’s landmark science facilities including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors (OPAL). Importantly, ANSTO is helping to improve our health with one in two Australians benefitting from the nuclear medicines produced using the OPAL research reactor while being treated for serious illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

Job description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide scientific and technical support, advice and training to national and international neutron-beam instrument users, including the making of scientific and technical decisions, ensuring outcomes from allocated beam-time are maximised and the user experience is optimal
  • 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 the neutron-scattering instrument 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 instrument and associated facilities

Why join ANSTO?

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

Located in the Sutherland Shire, we have free onsite parking, a swimming pool, health and wellbeing programs and an onsite café.

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

Requested Profile

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science, Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Post-doctoral (or similar) experience in execution and research applications of neutron or x-ray scattering or relevant area of research
  • Demonstrated sound contribution to research within the discipline which has made a recognisable advancement of knowledge or its application at a national level and solid track record of publication
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Garry McIntyre on (02) 9717 9334. For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111 (press 2 for HR).

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


Garry McIntyre

How to Apply

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