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Technical Assistant, Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Northern Territory
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 4/5 (Technical)
Salary package: $60,260 - $73,309 pa plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded)

Position overview

This position is located within the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The College covers all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry, scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world, integrating high level research and educational excellence.

Seismology and Mathematical Geophysics Group ( at The Research School of Earth Sciences ( is seeking to appoint a Assistant at the Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station, 35km from Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. 

The Research Station operates a 24-element seismic array and an 8-element infrasound array as part of the International Monitoring System for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). Data is transmitted by satellite link to the International Data Centre in Vienna. Information about CTBTO can be found at:

The Technical Assistant position will support the operation and maintenance of the arrays to meet Treaty standards and requirements.  Duties include the operation of the seismic and infrasound monitoring facilities as well as the servicing, troubleshooting, repair and modification of a wide range of scientific, power system and communication equipment. A 4WD and tractor operating license and machinery operating skills are essential. Knowledge and experience of seismic and infrasound instruments, with UHF telemetry and PC networking would be an advantage.

Please note that due to the remote nature of the Warranunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station, experience working in a remote location is a favourable attribute.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić T: +61 (0)2 6125 3213 or E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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