First listed on: 26 June 2017

Snr Research Associate/Snr Research Fellow - Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and quality collaboration with internal/industry researchers
  • Make a real impact! Influence and support advancements in electron microscopy
  • Three year fixed-term tenure with potential for extension

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 18 major instruments and will be acquiring a new dedicated biological cryo-TEM in early 2018. 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.  The purchase, in partnership with the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, of an advanced Cryo-transmission electron microscope has created this opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Expertise in the use of cryo-transmission electron microscopy
  • Provide advice, design and perform research experiments in collaboration with research groups across the University.
  • Contribute to the development of new electron microscopy applications for research as a member of interdisciplinary collaborations

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
  • Supervisory experience within a multi-disciplinary research environment
  • A collaborative scientist with a record of contribution to the community
  • Demonstrating your success securing external funding to further ongoing research 

To apply: please visit to make your application using reference number 58477.  Please note all 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, 14th August, 2017 

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