Senior Research Officer – Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy, Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-EM

The Monash Ramaciotti Centre is a leading facility for life sciences electron microscopy. It houses Australia’s first Titan Krios microscope, a cryo-FIBSEM Helios G4 with Leica VCT500 cryo-stage, a Talos Arctica, as well as two 120keV TEMs and a FESEM. A suite of advanced sample preparation and other equipment is available, including a Zeiss LSM900 Airyscan with Linkam cryo-stage, a Wohlwend high pressure freezer, Leica AFS2 and FC7 cryo-ultramicroscopes. The facility’s expert team supports and collaborates on a large number of bio EM techniques ranging from standard SEM and TEM to immuno EM, correlative light and electron microscopy, cryotomography and single particle analysis.

The Senior Research Officer – Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy uses senior-level, specialist knowledge to oversee and deliver high-quality technical services to support the operations of the Monash Ramaciotti Centre which includes managing, overseeing and undertaking complex projects, developing new methods, and coordinating projects with collaborators, while ensuring a compliant and safe operating environment.

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Manage, plan, coordinate and oversee EM projects in collaboration with platform users including applying experimental techniques and analysing experimental data by drawing on specialist expertise and applying it in challenging and innovative ways
  • Develop new protocols for correlative light and electron microscopy and life sciences EM techniques and apply them to research projects
  • Teach specialised EM techniques such as CLEM and immuno EM to Monash researchers and to the wider Australian and international EM community
  • Perform microscopy and related EM techniques including immuno EM, (cryo-) ultramicrotomy, high pressure freezing, and cryo-preparation

For more information refer to the following link.

Applications close Friday 31st January 2020.


Microscopy Platform Manager – Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) has experienced significant growth since establishment in 2015, doubling in staff and student numbers and expanding research activities to 5 distinct cancer research programs, the development of a patient bio bank, a genomic and single cell sequencing platform, and soon to be established Bioinformatics capability.

The Microscopy Platform Manager will manage the newly established ACRF Centre for Imaging the Tumour Environment  to ensure the provision of an effective microscopy imaging service. In addition, you will work collaboratively with our researchers on a diverse range of projects that require imaging acquisition and analysis as well as train staff and students, and contribute to the development of new imaging methods within the platforms.

To apply

Click here to download the position description. Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, addressing the key accountabilities, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-056/2020 to Mark Frewin, Laboratory and Facilities Manager, via email at

Closing Date for Applications: 10 February 2020


Microscopist (Optical) – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is seeking an experienced and highly motivated scientist to join the Centre for Advanced Histology and Microscopy (CAHM). CAHM encompasses research histology, optical and electron microscopy and provides researchers with advice, tuition and technical expertise.

The applicant will have a passion for optical microscopy and in-depth understanding of the operation of optical microscopes, including confocal, super resolution, and multiphoton microscopy. The applicant will enjoy interacting with researchers and assisting them with their imaging needs.

The position is initially for a fixed term of 12 months with the opportunity for future extension subject to funding.

For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.

Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program

Contact Person:  Associate Professor Sarah Ellis, 03 85597822 or by email to

To see the position description and apply go to our website.

Closing Date for Applications: 8th April 2020



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