Beamline Scientist – BioSAXS Beamline (ANSTO)

30 July 2019

(Closes 25 August)



An excellent opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic professional to assist in delivering new beamlines for ANSTO at the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton VIC

Recruiting the following position now!

Beamline Scientist –BioSAXS Beamline (5 years fixed term)
  •  Fixed Term Position Available with a possibility of long term appointment
  • A Competitive Salary Package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience | Generous Employer Superannuation Contribution
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity to apply your expertise and professional skills at one of Australia’s landmark scientific facilities
  • Join a flexible workplace culture that values and respects diversity and inclusion.

BRIGHT is the exciting new ANSTO program that will design, install and commission 8 new beamlines at the Australian Synchrotron over the next 7 years.  The BRIGHT Program’s objective is to deliver to ANSTO new world-class research infrastructure.

About this position

The Beamline Scientist – Biological Small Angle X-ray Scattering (BioSAXS) Beamline is a new position.  This role is the second scientist position to join the BRIGHT BioSAXS Beamline Project and will work alongside and report to the Lead Scientist – BioSAXS Beamline.

Your role will include:

  • aid in the scientific design of the beamline;
  • contribute to the procurement and acceptance testing of major beamline components;
  • assist in the integration of components and systems into the BioSAXS beamline and endstation;
  • assist in the development of associated software and computing systems;
  • contribute to the development of the BioSAXS User Community via outreach activities;
  • contribute to the cold and hot commissioning of the beamline;
  • perform the duties of a Beamline Scientist in support of the operational User Program on the BioSAXS beamline at the conclusion of hot commissioning.

The skills required for these roles are encompassed within the Beamline Scientist Position Description (PD-1916). You need to have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field of science and 2 years postdoctoral or equivalent experience;
  • Strong technical instrumentation skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in computer programming
  • Hands-on positive and pragmatic attitude,
  • Ability to learn in a dynamic environment.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team

There is potential for this role to continue beyond the post implementation phase of the project and transition to long term appointment.

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