Technical Officer, XRF Laboratory (x2 positions)

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • Mar 18, 2023

Job Description:

Why your role matters

The Elemental Analysis Facility provides elemental analysis services to internal and external research groups using combustion elemental analysis, X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy, and C, H, N, S, O combustion analysis

and associated sample preparation and method development. The Technical Officer roles are a member of the scientific team in the Solid State and Elemental Analysis Unit that offer opportunities for initiating research projects that develop new elemental analysis capabilities to enhance other research programs within UNSW.

The Organisation

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC) is part of the Division of Research and sees the colocation of major research instrumentation in the University in purpose built high-grade facilities for the study of the structure and composition of biological, chemical and physical materials and also includes preparation laboratories, smaller instruments and computing facilities. In addition, MWAC provides the technical/professional support for these instruments. Analytical Centre staff members are expected to contribute to the overall success of the Centre by making a major contribution to Centre initiatives and participating fully in cooperative education and research projects.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to UNSW benefits including:

Who you are

You have a relevant tertiary degree and experience involving extensive use of equipment for elemental analysis and its research applications in chemical, materials or biological sciences, as well as:

To apply: If developing your XRF skills is of interest to you please submit your CV and Cover Letter responding to Skills and Experience nominated in the Position Description via the APPLY button.


Dr Christopher Marjo Head, Solid State & Elemental Analysis Unit e: [email protected]

Katherine Molloy - Talent Acquisition Consultant e: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 2nd April 2023

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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