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Data Analytics Engineer

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Technical)

Salary Package:  $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Terms: Full time, Continuing Contingent Funded (12 months with possibility of extension)

Position overview

The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) is looking for a highly motivated Data and Analytics Engineer who will have extensive experience in the delivery of data processing and management related to microscopy research services. The successful applicant will be required to perform data analysis using multiple visualisation platforms and processing pipelines arising from the available range of CAM’s electron and light microscopy facilities. Primary focus will be on cryo EM workflows (e.g. single particle analysis, segmentation, machine-learning tools for image pattern recognition and 3D volume imaging). She/he will also be expected to provide advice and training to CAM clients and liaise with relevant high-performance computing facilities to develop a data management plan for the facility.

About the centre

CAM is the ANU’s microscopy, characterisation and analysis core facility and forms part of the national grid of Microscopy Australia facilities within the Advanced Imaging Precinct of the ANU (comprising CAM and the Computed Tomography-lab).

The Centre’s goal is to facilitate and provide research excellence through a focus on world-class facility capabilities matched with staff expertise. It does this through excellence in consultation, training, teaching, data collection and their analysis to meet the characterisation requirements of local, national and international researchers and industry.

CAM comprises 8 research professional and administrative staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms including basic and advanced light microscopy, electron microscopy and microanalysis.

Further information about CAM may be accessed on the ANU’s web site here.

About Microscopy Australia

Microscopy Australia (formerly known as the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility) is a national grid of university-based microscopy and microanalysis laboratories, providing open access to world-class instrumentation and expert knowledge to all Australian researchers.

Funded by the Commonwealth government under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), relevant state governments and with co-investment by the institutional partners, Microscopy Australia’s mission is to enable world-class outcomes from Australian research by providing essential infrastructure for the characterisation of materials at the micro, nano and atomic scales in the material and life sciences. Comprising nine core institutions with linkages to another nine laboratories, Microscopy Australia is a large collaborative research infrastructure facility governed as an unincorporated joint venture that develops and implements a business plan annually in accordance with the overall Microscopy Australia project plan. 

Information about Microscopy Australia may be accessed on the web site here.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here.

For further information about the role, please contact Dr Melanie Rug: 02 61257649 or

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here

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.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems