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Electron Microscopist / Electron Microscope Scientist

Job No: 661879

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $100,173 - $109,871 pa HEW Level 07 / $112,694 - $124,394 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation) 

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
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  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen. We make tangible contributions because our purpose is clear; to deliver positive economic, social and environmental impact in resolving the global challenges of our age.

At the core of achieving this purpose is the diversity of our staff. We welcome and value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. When you come to work, you can be yourself, be a change-maker and develop your career in exciting ways. This is why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

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The Opportunity

The Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy (MCEM) is seeking outstanding candidates for either a HEW 7, Electron Microscopist or HEW 8, Electron Microscope Scientist.

Electron Microscopist - Suited to an early career professional looking for an opportunity to grow and develop in the field of Electron Microscopy, the Electron Microscopist will have prior experience using TEMs and will have expertise in at least one TEM sample preparation capability.

Electron Microscope Scientist - An ideal opportunity for an experienced professional who has expertise in TEM and has managed TEM sample preparation capabilities; the Electron Microscope Scientist will provide expertise and training in transmission electron microscopy and will be responsible for the management of TEM sample preparation equipment with a strong understanding of multiple TEM sample preparation techniques.

Your understanding of electron microscope instrumentation, its maintenance and optimisation, together with your experience in the application of electron microscopy to the solution of complex research problems in the physical sciences, will be critical to your role, as will outstanding communication skills.

If you have a postgraduate qualification in science or engineering or another relevant discipline and extensive relevant experience in electron microscopy, then you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre-employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


Dr Flame Burgmann, General Manager, Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy, or +61 3 9905 0336

Position Description

 HEW 7 - Electron Microscopist

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 HEW 8 - Electron Microscope Scientist

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Closing Date

Thursday 7 March 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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