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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
12 days ago
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
12 days ago



The Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM) has a world standard laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentations and techniques in electron and X-ray microscopy and analysis. The Centre has a wide range of cutting-edge instruments and techniques including, conventional and cryo electron microscopes, cs corrected S/TEM, Xray analysis instrumentation, electron-based nano-fabrication tools as well sample preparation facilities for material and life science and data processing workflows. The centre provides leading edge capability in microstructural analysis to the staff and students across a broad range of disciplines at The University of Queensland (UQ).

The Centre’s strengths lie in training clients in relevant techniques and in solving characterisation problems relevant to a wide range of industrial, environmental and biological processes. 

Currently the Centre is looking for scientist with strong electron microscopy skills to lead its Life Sciences and Soft Matter Laboratory, located on the St Lucia Campus at The University of Queensland.

About This Opportunity

This role offers an exciting opportunity to accept the next challenge in your career in electron microscopy. Working closely with the Centre’s Director you will supervise and lead a team of dedicated and enthusiastic instrument scientists and engineers, and strategically plan for – and deliver, an effective and efficient operation of the lab within its budget.  In addition, you will work with the Director and Managers of CMM’s other laboratories and its Service Support Unit to secure the ongoing funding for the Centre’s operations.

Your people skills, expertise, and leadership qualities will ensure that the Life Science and Soft Matter Laboratory will provide first-class training of new users in proficient usage of scientific equipment.  Your team will aid clients in experimental design and the interpretation of high-quality data, consult clients, and conduct experiments for clients, providing them with results at the forefront of science. In addition, our scientific curiosity will be required to develop new workflows to keep your laboratory fit for the future.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have a passion for electron microscopy and biology and possess relevant qualifications in one of the general science disciplines (biology, polymer or soft matter science) with a strong focus in microscopy and analytical imaging. You will have a postgraduate qualification, laboratory management skills and extensive relevant experience in Electron Microscopy with a focus in 3D Volume EM or in Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy (CLEM) and a focus on equipment and/or methods development in dedicated conventional and cryo-EM sample preparation methods. Cryo-EM experience and in-depth image processing experience will be an advantage. We also expect you to have excellent experience in training and teaching these techniques and methods to new users and researchers.

In addition, you will have demonstrated experience in managing and leading teams, management of scientific instruments and previous experience in operating within a client-focused research platform where you actively organised courses, service projects and consulted with clients.

Finally, you will have experience in applying scientific and engineering principles and practices to perform technical services and support and have at least 5 years of practical experience with applying electron microscopy techniques to life sciences and/or soft matter science.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full time, continuing position at HEW level 8.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range AUD$100,264 - $112,583, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range AUD$117,309 - $131,723.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Roger Wepf on

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button.

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria found in the Position Description.
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: 7 August 2021

Job No: 515003

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57778939
  • Location:
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Position Title: Laboratory Manager - Electron Microscopy for Life Science and Soft Matter
  • Company Name: The University of Queensland
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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