Parkville, Maryland
$64.92 - 74.85 An Hour
Posted 26 September, 2022
Magnetic Resonance Specialist
University of Melbourne
Parkville Contract
Seeking a highly motivated Magnetic Resonance Specialist to provide scientific advice relevant to the facility and much more within Bio21 Institute

Job no: 0056023
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 3 years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Bio21 Institute
Salary: Classification is either Level A, Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications.
Level A - $77,171 - $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Science
Science at the University of Melbourne is among the most highly ranked Faculties of Science in Australia. Science is defined by its research excellence in the physical and life sciences and is at the forefront of research addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

We have over 150 years of experience in pioneering scientific thinking and analysis, leading to outstanding teaching and learning and offer a curriculum based on highly relevant research, which empowers our STEM students and graduates to understand and address complexities that impact real world issues and the challenges of tomorrow.

About the Role
The Bio21 Institute's Magnetic Resonance Facility (MMR) is one of six Platform technologies that answer to the Director of the Institute. It houses a wide range of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers for the analysis of small molecules, peptides and proteins by solution and solid-state NMR.

The Magnetic Resonance Specialist reports to the manager of MMR and is responsible for providing scientific advice relevant to the facility, liaising with users to determine their requirements, coordinate user training where appropriate and to liaise with other platform capabilities within Bio21. They will be responsible for ensuring the efficient use of resources and identifying future capability requirements. The will be proactive in increasing the client base for the facility.

The incumbent will also be encouraged to engage in research development activities in relevant area(s) of solid-state NMR in collaboration with academic and/or industry scientists. In relation to the latter, the incumbent will have the opportunity to pursue funding from external sources to support their own research and development activities in collaboration with industry.

This is an academic specialist position that will lead the solid state and Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) activities of the magnetic resonance facility.

In a typical week at work, you may:

Teach complex magnetic resonance concepts to facility users focusing on solid-state NMR
Train users in the use of equipment for solid-state and DNP studies for the analysis of membranes, proteins and on occasion materials
Work with users that require more sophisticated sample preparation including advice on sample labelling and free radical strategies
Assist facility clients with the design, preparation, and execution of solid-state/DNP techniques
Lead the submission of competitive grants for new equipment in the Bio21 Institute MMR according to the strategic goals of the facility

About You
You will have a high-level interpersonal communications skills and the ability to liaise with staff and research students, professional/ technical staff and clients from industry and the ability to listen to others, actively contribute to the team and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to team priorities. The ability to attract external funding through grant applications and/or support in funded joint projects with others internal or external to the university is desirable but not essential.

Ideally, you will further have:

Completion of a PhD in molecular sciences or a related discipline or equivalent professional experience
Advanced expertise in NMR spectroscopy including in both solid-state and solution-based measurements
Advanced experience in solid-state and DNP NMR technologies and facility management
Demonstrated leadership skills needed to provide high-level advice to key stakeholders
High quality research publications in international peer-reviewed journals

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]
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