14. May 2018 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Manager Sample Environment
Manager Sample Environment
14. May 2018 - Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Manager Sample Environment
Manager Sample Environment
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Sutherland Shire, Australia

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

The Manager Sample Environment at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) will lead the Sample Environment and Laboratories team. You will be responsible for providing technical support to the scientific community that uses the Neutron Beam and X-ray instruments available at ACNS. Additionally, you will provide leadership and specialised knowledge to devise novel solutions for challenging neutron beam experiments.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will design and manage major and minor Sample Environment projects and provide technical advice and recommendations in relation to equipment, instrumentation developments and experimental proposals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and enable science through managing a multidisciplinary team that provides and develops sample environments and laboratory facilities for the Neutron Beam experiments.
  • Develop and implement objectives, plans, targets and activities for the Sample Environment team to achieve the operational strategy of ACNS.
  • Lead and manage the operations of the Sample Environment team, including assessing user proposals, identifying and allocating resources, financial management, facility user experience and stakeholder engagement.
  • Conceive and lead research and development projects to improve and expand capabilities. Publish in refereed journals and other reputable publications, participate to steering committees and other professional associations to improve the scientific visibility and increase ACNS’s national and international profile.

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!

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Dr Paolo Imperia on (02) 9717 3330. For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111 (press 2 for HR).

Requested Profile

Skills and Experience

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering (mechatronic, electronic, mechanical and systems) or related disciplines.
  • Experience in managing scientific facilities to maximise the user experience.
  • Experience in the operation, maintenance, design and construction of scientific equipment with particular emphasis on bespoke equipment for beam line experiments.

“We are seeking a team player able to lead the Sample Environment team. A person willing to learn new methods and technologies, committed to improvement and highly motivated to achieve positive outcomes for our user community ” – Dr Paolo Imperia, Operations Manager

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

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online.

Applications deadline is the 27 May 2018!

27. May 2018
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