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Centre Administrator

Apply now Job no: 539795
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: Centre Administrator, ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $71,878 - $78,411 annum, (pro rata) plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Continuing, Part-time (0.5FTE)

  • A supportive work environment that will nurture interdisciplinary service and communication across Australia's #1 university.
  • Work in a beautiful campus setting right on the city's doorstep.

The Area

CAM is the ANU’s microscopy, characterisation and analysis core facility and part of the national grid of Microscopy Australia facilities within the Advanced Imaging Precinct of the ANU (encompassing 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 relevant to a wide range of manufacturing, environmental and biological processes. It achieves this through consultation, training, teaching, data collection and their analysis to meet the characterisation requirements of local, national and international researchers and industry. 

CAM comprises 7 research professional staff supporting a diverse range of instrument platforms. The Centre currently houses world class facilities equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and techniques in basic and advanced light, electron and X-ray microscopy and analysis

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

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 at

The Position 

The Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Centre Administrator for a part-time position (0.5FTE). The occupant of this role will work closely with the Centre Director and Operations Manager and needs to be proficient in a wide range of duties. Higher level administrative and finance support together with reception services to a variety of clients will be at the core of this position. Another important aspect of this role will be the design and maintenance of CAM’s website, the portal for all our clients.

If you have a wide range of organisational and administrative experience, an interest in financial administration, with the ability to work effectively and harmoniously as a member of a small team, we would welcome an application from you.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

For more information please contact: Melanie Rug – Centre Director, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. 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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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