First listed on: 18 January 2021

Materials Characterisation Instrumentation Officer

The Opportunity

  • Use your skills across chromatography, NMR and molecular spectroscopy facilities
  • Undertake method development to scale analytical separations to semi-prep and prep scale 
  • Join CSIRO Manufacturing and make a difference!

We are seeking an experienced laboratory technician to join the Molecular Interactions Team as a Materials Characterisation Instrumentation Officer. As the successful candidate, you will utilise your skills across a number of Facilities including chromatography, magnetic resonance, molecular spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.

In this diverse role, you will perform a range of routine and non-routine UHPLC/HPLC and LC-MS analyses and separations. You will also be responsible for performing routine maintenance on chromatography instruments, NMR spectrometers, and other instruments as required.

Your duties will include:

  • Working with clients of the Laboratories to provide appropriate chromatographic support to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Keeping records of samples received, and analyses and separations undertaken and providing reports to clients in a timely manner.
  • Performing routine maintenance on chromatography equipment, as well as fault-finding and repairs and liaising with vendor service engineers.
  • Designing new processes by adapting existing techniques and components to meet special circumstances or undertaking modifications to methods requiring some innovation.

Location: Melbourne (Clayton) VIC
Salary: AU$63k - AU$80k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 71335

To be considered you will need:

  • A relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience in chemistry, physics, materials science, or a related field.
  • A minimum of approximately five years of demonstrated experience in liquid chromatography: the use of HPLC and UHPLC instrumentation, under reverse phase, normal phase, and chiral conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake method development to scale analytical separations to successful semi-preparative and preparative scale separations.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake routine maintenance of chromatography instrumentation including fault finding, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and/or maintenance of at least one of the following instruments: NMR spectrometers, FTIR spectrometers, mass spectrometers.
  • Excellent communication and good problem-solving skills.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

31st Jan 2021, 11:00 pm AEDT

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