[Closed] - ANSTO - Senior Physicist - Two positions available

19 Jan 2021 9:47 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

ANSTO is currently advertising for a  Senior Physicist. Applications close: 31 January 2021 | Two positions available| Full Time | Salary package commensurate with knowledge and experience

About the position

As part of the ANSTO Detection & Imaging (AD&I) business unit, the Senior Physicist will use their subject matter expertise to undertake a lead role to deliver scientific & technical advice, develop advanced radiation detection technologies and support the commercial objectives of the unit. The technology development activities will fall within a newly formed business unit and will therefore have a strong commercialisation focus. The position takes a proactive role in developing team members and is the technical point of contact for external clients.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Apply high level specialist knowledge and experience in radiation detection physics to assist in the development of new radiation detection concepts.
  • Provide expert scientific knowledge to ensure the trusted advice and specialised service provided by the team meets customer requirements including those related to national security.
  • Taking a leading role in solving highly complex, conceptual scientific problems by seeking knowledge and alternative solutions and developing new techniques, methods and experimental capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and support to staff within the team with the overall aim of advancing the team capabilities.

In addition to performing all Band 6 accountabilities, the Band 7 role includes these additional accountabilities
  • When required, manage human resources through selection, training, development, performance management and review, recognition and guidance of managers and staff.  Ensure the sustainability and knowledge retention of the unit through succession and workforce planning, talent management and employee development activities.
  • Support the CTO, AD&I, in establishing the strategic direction and technical vision for the business unit.
  • Drive the development of original and innovative ideas directed at enhancing the current state of the art ionising radiation detection capabilities for a wide range of applications areas including national security

Skills and Experience
Band 6

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Subject matter expertise in the interaction of ionising radiation with matter and its detection.
  • Expert knowledge of ionising radiation measurement techniques and the associated nucleonic equipment.
  • Significant experience in developing innovative solutions for technical, scientific or engineering problems.
  • Significant experience in one or more of the following: advanced measurement concepts, systems engineering, mathematical inverse problems, machine learning and radiation transport simulations.
  • Experience in developing technologies for nuclear industry, safeguards, non-proliferation and national security applications, would be an advantage.


Band 7
  • Minimum 4 years working as Senior Physicist (band 6) or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated capability to independently manage substantial project tasks to successful completion
  • Demonstrated ability to independently and responsibly perform Band 7 accountabilities and apply required knowledge, skills and experience for the Band 7 position including:
  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent experience and at least 5 years relevant experience in the detection of ionising radiation
  • Domestically and internationally recognised expert in the interaction of ionising radiation with matter and its detection
  • Extensive experience in client relationships, meeting client expectations and operating within deadlines;
  • Extensive experience in developing innovative solutions for technical, scientific or engineering problems.

Link to the advert: here.
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