Laboratory Manager, Scanning Probe Microscopy

  • Flinders University
  • Australia, SA
  • Jul 11, 2024
Science, Technology Full Time - Fixed Term

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About Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA)

Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA) is home to cutting edge technology and advanced microscopy, microanalysis, spectroscopy and imaging equipment. These instruments are funded by government grants, Microscopy Australia and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Led by a multi-disciplinary team of expert chemists, biologist, physicists and engineers, these instruments are one-of-a-kind in Australia and often utilised by scientists in Australia and around the world.

About the Role

Flinders University is seeking a diligent Laboratory Manager, Scanning Probe Microscopy to be responsible for managing the Atomic Force Microscopes, Raman microscopes and other imaging facilities at Flinders Microscopy and Microanalysis (FMMA).

Working closely with the FMMA Director and Facility Leaders, the Laboratory Manager will ensure the success of research services and programs, the day-to-day running of the facility, analyse samples for academic and industrial research and provide training and technical advice to users.

The Laboratory Manager, will also be accountable for:

About You
As the successful candidate, you will bring proven laboratory management experience, as well as competency in training others to using specialised equipment. You will possess strong organisational and problem-solving skills, along with excellent interpersonal skills. Additionally, you will contribute towards the strategic planning and operational protocols of the facility, as well as manage physical and financial resources in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Furthermore, you will also demonstrate:

About the College of Science and Engineering

At the College of Science and Engineering we believe in the power of science and engineering to solve real world problems. We strive to advance fundamental science, to create new technologies, and to work across discipline boundaries. Our interests scale from the sub-atomic through to entire oceans, forests and beyond. We seek to understand the past, but also to create the world of the future. Our College is an exciting place to research, study, and work, supported by best practice teaching methods, practical work-related learning, and advanced facilities.

Life at Flinders
We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment
Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

How to Apply and Information

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm (ACDT) Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.


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Higher Education : Research
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