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Ion Microprobe Specialist

Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
ALC $125,937 - $144,971 plus 17% superannuation / ALD $151,317 - $166,536 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Job Reference: 774561

  • 17% superannuation
  • 4 year, fixed term contract - full time (renewable)
  • On-going career development & opportunity to attend conferences

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

About us

The John de Laeter Centre (JdLC) is a $43 million core research facility at Curtin University and provides research services across the academic, industry and government sectors.

We are seeking an expert in ion microprobe techniques as part of a collaborative research infrastructure program funded by Curtin, AuScope and the Geological Survey of Western Australia. The candidate will join an experienced team within the Large Geometry Ion Microprobe (LGIM) Facility operated by the John de Laeter Centre at Curtin.

For more information see:

In this role you will…

  • Drive the development and application of the CAMECA 1300HR3 instrument
  • Develop and deliver training in stable and radiogenic isotope analysis to research collaborators and end-users
  • Lead a CAMECA-Curtin mineral standards development initiative
  • Undertake high calibre research  

Why choose Curtin?  

  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities
  • State of the art offices and agile working.
  • Work has commenced on the extension to Curtins facilities; Exchange is dedicated to being an industry-connected innovation precinct.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit

We are looking for someone with

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline
  • An established record of research outputs in high quality refereed journals
  • Evidence of an establish national and international reputation and profile
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications and record of obtaining research income
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Applications close: 10pm (AWST) 11th November 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on or call Brent McInnes on 08 9266 2108.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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