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The Australian National University

Technical Officer

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 7 (Technical)
Salary package: $85,023 - $89,370 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing, full-time

Position overview

The Technical Officer (stable isotope mass spectrometry) provides core technical services to all School members within the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES). As part of the Technical Services Team the position is responsible for ensuring the School’s research equipment is pro-actively maintained and available for use by staff and students, and for data quality control as well as new method development (notably to ARC LIEF project on ‘clumped isotopes’ that will be applied for by Prof. Rohling). The role will be responsible for training and supervising students, academic staff and research support staff on equipment usage, and providing advice on laboratory-based techniques. The role will work collaboratively with the School’s Work Health and Safety Manager to ensure all operations are compliant with ANU WHS policies and procedures. The position is also required to manage chemical and equipment inventory, including liaison with suppliers and training of users.

The successful applicant will have a degree in stable isotope geochemistry in a palaeoclimate context, as well as extensive  technical experience, excellent communication skills, and a high level of personal organisation.

College overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

For further information please contact Prof Eelco Rohling on T: +61 2 6125 3857 or E:

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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.

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

Please note that applications will be considered from individuals who require sponsorship for an Australian visa. Sponsorship is not guaranteed however, as it will require a strong case to be made and approval received from the appropriate ANU delegate, before determining whether we can proceed under the policies of the Australian Department of Home Affairs.


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