Sample Environment Officer – 2 Positions Available at ACNS

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The Sample Environment Officer works within a team to undertake technical and scientific activities that support the neutron beam experiments at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering. The facility operates a suite of neutron beam instruments on which a very broad range of scientific experiments are conducted. 

The sample environment team facilitates the manipulation of the physical conditions of experiment samples for majority of these experiments. We offer unique instrumentation, technical advice and assistance and bespoke solutions for sample environments. 

The Sample Environment Officer reports to the Manager, Sample Environment, in the Nuclear Science & Technology and Landmark Infrastructure Division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the execution of neutron scattering experiments by efficiently preparing, installing, operating and removing sample environment equipment on neutron beam instruments (NBI).
  • Provide technical advice to NBI users and collaborate with stakeholders in the design of experiments and testing a variety of devices, equipment and instruments to enable quality research outputs.
  • Contribute to equipment and technical improvement projects or activities.
  • Provide technical and scientific leadership for the development of new and innovative sample environment methodologies and techniques.
  • Collaborate and exchange information with other sample environment laboratories and groups at international neutron beam facilities.
  • Utilise specialist technical and scientific knowledge and expertise to examine, interpret, check and validate methods and results.

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Information Package or contact Rachel White on (02) 9717 3051.  For all other queries please contact the HR Shared Services Team on +61 (02) 9717 3111 (press 2 for HR).


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3rd International Training School on Sample Environment at Scattering Facilities

— 28. Oct. – 1. Nov. 2019 —

The workshop will be organized by HZB and held in Berlin. It is a hands on training and will cover topics and techniques applicable to neutron and x-ray instruments.


Proceedings deadline postponed

We have received already 9 papers for the proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Sample Environment.  We would be pleased to collect a few more by the end of January.
Your manuscripts  will be published in the Journal of Neutron Research.
Please submit your manuscript as soon as feasible and preferably before January 25th, 2019.
You can find Author instructions and templates at the bottom of this page in the “Manuscript submission & Author instructions” section. To submit your manuscript, open this page, select “Journal of Neutron Research” and indicate that it is related with the ISSE workshop.
If you have any questions please contact Eddy Lelièvre-Berna.

ISSE workshop proceeding contributions

We have the unique opportunity to spread the word.
The call for contributions to ISSE workshop proceedings is now open.
Your manuscripts  will be published in the Journal of Neutron Research.
Please submit your manuscript as soon as feasible and preferably before November 16, 2018.
You can find Author instructions and templates at the bottom of this page in the “Manuscript submission & Author instructions” section. To submit your manuscript, open this page, select “Journal of Neutron Research” and indicate that it is related with the ISSE workshop.
If you have any questions please contact Eddy Lelièvre-Berna.