First listed on: 03 August 2018

  • Nanophotonics lab tech role
  • 2 year, fixed term contract, Hawthorn location
  • $67,163 + 17% super

About the job
Swinburne is looking for a Nanofabrication Technician to work in our Nanophotonics Fabrication Facility. Our Facility aims to develop the research strengths of the Centre and Faculty in directions of novel nano-materials for optics and bio-medical devices, sensing, ultra-short laser science, and new construction and energy harvesting materials.

Working closely with our postdoctoral researchers and students (post and under-graduate), you will provide support and training to them and develop new processes to help them in the lab. Your daily accountabilities will include major equipment operation and maintenance, process development and administration.

Using your problem solving skills, you will be able to easily navigate the complexities of our equipment that include mask aligners; electron-beam lithography; ion-beam lithography; PECVD; sputter coating; plasma etching and ultra-fast laser fabrication.

About Swinburne
Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• A BSc degree with proven relevant experience; or extensive experience and expertise in technical and administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in nanofabrication processes, including electron-beam and ion-beam lithography, Evaporation PVD sputter coatings, PE-CVD, and other material preparation and handling processes.
• Experience with clean room maintenance, organisation and safety.
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

• Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
• Participate in regular staff and management development programs
• paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregiver
• Private health insurance discounts
• Flexible working arrangements

Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. Theres news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer.

Further information and how to apply
The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Dan Kapsaskis (Operations Manager) on 03 9214 4884.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 17th August 2018


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