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Biological Cryo Electron Microscopist


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  • A great opportunity to support the researchers at Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis
  • Located on the Camperdown/ Darlington Campus
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term with a base salary of $104K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity

We are looking for a Biological Cryo Electron Microscopist who will manage and maintain the cryo electron microscopes and the cryo specimen preparation laboratories at Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM).

You will provide expert technical support to researchers, focusing primarily on users' biological microscopy and microanalysis needs, including analysis and interpretation of images and data. In this role, you will ensure that the laboratories are properly maintained, all equipment is functioning correctly, and that preventative work/maintenance protocols are in place for scientific equipment.

You will also ensure that the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards of the work area are met and are aligned to the University's WHS policy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Biological Cryo Electron Microscopist who can demonstrate:
  • experience and expertise in cryo electron microscopy as well as correlation of these techniques and associated cryogenic sample preparation and data analysis
  • skills in advanced electron microscopy techniques including correlated electron microscopy imaging in addition to one or more of the following advanced electron microscopy techniques: single-particle cryo TEM, 3-D TEM, cryo-SEM, serial EM, electron tomography, focussed ion beam milling (FIB), manual and/or automated vitrification and other related freezing approaches
  • an ability to ascertain methodological developments and the needs of users across cryo/bio electron microscopy in addition to experience in the supervision, training and mentoring of users
  • sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment including experience in working within PC2 laboratories and the safe use of hazardous substances and cryogens.
About us

Established in 1958, Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis (SMM) is the University's largest core facility and provides specialist microscopy and microanalysis equipment and services within the multidisciplinary Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM). SMM is one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the world. It provides access to world class instruments, specialist staff, services, and training to enable research into physical and biological structures at micro, nano, and atomic scales. SMM is available to researchers from research institutions, government, and industry.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job's listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit https://www.sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1515/1220F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 21 February 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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