Job Opportunities

Associate Director - Electron Microscope Unit

University of New South Wales (Australia)

  • Associate Professor/Senior Lecture level five-year appointment with options for renewal
  • Make a real impact! Influence and support advancements in electron microscopy
  • Enjoy state-of- the-art facilities and collaboration with interdisciplinary researchers

Academic and director position with electron microscopy expertise and independent research portfolio (materials science preferred).

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

The Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre sees the colocation of major research instrumentation in the university in purpose- built high-grade facilities for the study of the structure and composition of biological, chemical and physical materials.

The Electron Microscope Unit (EMU) is a central research and research training facility. It has 14 staff and 18 major instruments including TEMs, SEMs and FIBs. The Unit is a founding member of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF). This facility acts as the peak body for nanostructural analysis in Australia and combines the resources of over $70M of instrumentation and 100 staff across 6 national nodes.

The Opportunity

UNSW is making a significant investment in the Electron Microscopy Unit - new microscopes and sample preparation equipment, additional staff and a new dedicated space in a new building. This level of investment is rare, and the team will have the opportunity to create a lasting legacy at UNSW. You will take a leading role in further developing the Electron Microscope Unit including:

  • Assist with the strategic planning for the future of the facility
  • High-level researcher support and training, managing and mentoring of other facility staff
  • An independent research portfolio in electron microscopy and instrumentation development will be an important

component of the job and as such the position will have a cross-appointment to a relevant school/faculty of UNSW

About the successful applicant:

You have dedicated yourself to research and are looking for the next leap forward in technology to lead the exploration that comes with it. Specific responsibilities include:

  • PhD and academic research experience
  • Demonstrating your success in publishing and securing external funding to further ongoing research
  • Supervisory experience within a research environment
  • A collaborative scientist with a record of contribution to the community

To apply or view the Position Description: Please visit and enter reference number 58234. Please note all application documentation must be in pdf format.


Professor Richard Tilley
Director – Electron Microscope Unit and AMMRF node
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, Division of Research
T +61 (2) 9385 4435

Applications close: 11:59pm, January 17 th , 2018

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Open Research-Assistant Position

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Université du Québec
Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications at Varennes, Canada

INRS-EMT is undertaking a unique project to image materials with combined spatial and temporal resolutions that were not possible before. In this context, INRS will hire a full-time research assistant to develop, use and maintain several instruments that are housed in the new Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging (IAI). These instruments include: modified transmission electron microscopes (TEM), sample preparation tools and pulsed lasers. In addition to these duties, the research assistant is expected to train users and manage the facility at the user level. The assistant will also have opportunities to participate to the ongoing academic research in IAI.

INRS will provide all the necessary trainings to the research assistant to use and maintain the equipment. Therefore, candidates with enthusiasm to learn new technologies are particularly encouraged to apply.

The research assistant will report to the professor responsible for the Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging.


  • Education
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Applied and Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, and related disciplines.
  • Experience
    • Experience with transmission electron microscopes, lasers and optical components, and sample preparation instruments.
  • Other
    • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a research team.
    • Good communication skills.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications
1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet
Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2
(work location is 30 km’s away from downtown Montréal)


The salary and benefits will be determined according to the qualifications of the candidate.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their CV online ( Further information can be obtained by writing to:

INRS is a graduate level university active in fundamental and applied research. It brings together 150 professors and nearly 700 graduate-level students and postdoctoral fellows in four centers located in Quebec City, Montréal, Varennes and Laval. It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada in terms of research intensity (grants per professors). The Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging is a $15M project funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. INRS is committed to employment equality program. The University invites women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply.