The core responsibility will include (but not limited to): daily operation and development of advanced optical imaging instruments, preparation of microfluidics devices, management and liaison with research and teaching staffs. This will be an exciting role suited to a dynamic individual who is keen to develop knowledge in imaging science, contribute to biomedicine and be at the forefront of field of imaging science. This position is for two years fixed term with a possibility of extension.
The Imaging Scientist will be based within the John Curtin School of Medical Research and reports to the Head of the Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group (O-BIG) and supports a range of activities for scientific research, teaching and industry partners. Under broad direction the Imaging Scientist (hardware) will: • Provide technical advice to stakeholders on a range of functions, including experimental design and implementation, risk assessments, and the general operation of the Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group. • Take responsibility for the general maintenance of Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group including but not limited to waste disposal, washing, cleaning, setting up, and packing down and soft lithography instruments for microfluidic chips fabrication and small animal imaging stage as required. • Supervise the general maintenance of advanced laser imaging instruments (multiphoton, confocal, TIRF, holographic etc) ensuring it is well maintained, cleaned, secured, and stored correctly. • Perform general administration duties associated with Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group, including the preparation of reports, ensuring safe working practices and WHS requirements, and ensuring that compliance protocols for regulatory requirements are met. • Management of inventories, including the preparation and/or ordering of supplies, and collating cost estimates on laboratory purchases. • Monitor and maintain data systems, analysis of experimental results, assist in the preparation of data for research publication and where applicable, the minor development of customised software. • Provide support, teaching, and training to students, visitors, external collaborators, professional and academic staff in using range of advanced laser imaging instruments and the preparation of training materials for range advanced laser imaging instruments. • Maintain networks amongst other School and College Technical staff on Optical Biofluidics Imaging Group capabilities or facilities and/or with JCSMR lab managers and the building maintenance staff on building/equipment maintenance issues. • Other duties as required, consistent with the classification of this position. • Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. A Degree with subsequent relevant experience in Bioengineering, Biomedical Sciences, and/or BioImaging disciplines or extensive experience and specialist expertise with equivalent combinations of relevant experience and/or education/training. 2. Demonstrated experience in providing highly specialised technical services, and in the operation and maintenance of complex laser microscopy both commercial and custom built, including the installation, diagnostics and repair of a broad range of equipment following established procedures. 3. A proven ability to contribute to leadership a teaching or research laboratory with demonstrated experience assisting honours and postgraduate students with laboratory equipment and instrumentation, laser microscopes (multiphoton, confocal, super-resolution etc), and a strong understanding of WHS and regulatory requirements. 4. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, and to work both independently with limited supervision and harmoniously in a team environment with a diverse range of people. 5. Strong information technology and organisational skills with demonstrated ability to keep accurate records and prioritise tasks, exercising sound judgement to meet tight timelines. 6. A demonstrated general knowledge and understanding of equal opportunity principles as they relate to employment.
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical Stream) Salary package: $80,756 - $84,451 plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years) - Outstanding opportunity to work on cutting edge biomedical imaging instrument for translational imaging. - Develop interdisciplinary skills by working alongside with imaging scientists, biologists, biomedical and clinical researchers. - Contribute to the growing international cohort of Imaging Scientist and work at the frontiers of imaging science in biomedicine.
Canberra, ACT 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. For further information please contact Steve Lee, Group Leader, T: +61 6125 6166 E: [email protected] Applications close: 30 Apr 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time