Optical Specialist / Senior Optical Specialist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Street Line 2: 
Cotter Road
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory
Job Announcement Text: 

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 or ANU Officer 8 (Specialist)
Salary package: $86,960 - $114,700 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Terms:  Full-time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) (up to 4 years)

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence. To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

The Position 

The Optical / Senior Optical Specialist will report to the Optical Discipline Supervisor and will undertake optical research and development activities within the optics discipline team environment and will provide specialist technical support to RSAA research program in the area of Optics and is responsible for managing and ensuring that necessary optics standards and technical facilities requirements are met for assigned projects.

The Person 

We are looking for qualified (a University degree or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in Optics or related discipline) Optical Specialist with experience in management of optical design, manufacturing, integration, testing and delivery, and with familiarity with the application and use of optical metrology equipment.  A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to quickly develop productive, professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Highly developed organisational skills and effective self-management are key.

Learn more about the ground-breaking research and work class facilities of the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) within the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics here.

For more information about the position please contact Israel Vaughn on T: +61 2 6125 6084 E: [email protected].  

Application information

Please use the following link to apply: https://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/550179/optical-specialist-senior-optical-specialist

Application deadline: 5 April 2023 11:55:00 PM AUS Canberra Time

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$57176.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$75415.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, April 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr Israel Vaughn
Optical Engineer
The Australian National University
Department Name: 
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr Israel Vaughn
Optical Specialist/Senior Optical Specialist (Job #550179)