Facility Manager, Australia National Fabrication Facility – Queensland Node

University of Queensland
April 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

  • Key senior scientific facilities and services support role with ANFF-Qld

  • Work with highly awarded, world-class colleagues in state-of-the-art facilities

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Based at our vibrant St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-Qld)

    ANFF-Qld is a not-for-profit research infrastructure facility established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. ANFF is a network of 8 nodes distributed throughout Australia, filled with over $200 million of investment in tooling, infrastructure and people.

    ANFF's Queensland Node (ANFF-Q) is a state-of-the-art fabrication facility specialising in microfluidics, organic electronics and opto-electronics, biomaterials, novel semiconductor materials and characterisation. ANFF-Q has facilities within the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) and the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics (COPE) at The University of Queensland and within the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) and the Queensland Microtechnology Facility (QMF) at Griffith University, as well as the ability to facilitate access to ANFF sites at 17 other universities around Australia.

    Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ's culture.

    About This Opportunity

    You will provide operational management of the UQ ANFF Node, including responsibility for: equipment purchase; personnel management; business development and marketing; access planning and implementation; access tracking and invoicing and user feedback.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Duties and responsibilities, as directed by your supervisor, include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide operational management of the UQ ANFF Node. This includes direct management of the UQ sites and liaising with management at the Griffith University sites;

  • Manage the planning, purchase, installation and ongoing maintenance of all ANFF equipment. This will include risk management of aging equipment and contingency planning for catastrophic failures;

  • Manage the specialist facilities such as the clean room environments, including any new building work to be undertaken;

  • Financial management of the node including billing, debt collection, client account management. This also includes the management of grant funding that supports the node through various schemes and from various entities;

  • Responsibility for business development activities and marketing;

  • Manage the access to the facility including policy, procedures, OHS requirements and training. User feedback will also be handled through this position;

  • Line management of operations personnel of UQ ANFF Node;

  • Tracking and reporting of all aspects of facility usage including user numbers and hours, type of access and funding sources, and outputs facilitated through access;

  • Management of all contracts required by funding bodies and sub-contracts to Griffith University;

  • Prepare all reports required by funding entities, access and management committees and other reports required by the UQ ANFF Node;

  • Chair the UQ ANFF Node Access Committee and the ANFF Management Committee;

  • Represent ANFF-Q at the national Facility managers meeting;

  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to 30 June 2028.

    At HEW level 9, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $127,496.67 - $134,829.23, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,171.11 - $157,750.20annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive management experience and proven management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated experience in the running of a fabrication facility with internal and external customer base;

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to establish and implement business development and marketing strategies;

  • Desirable

  • PhD in the area of chemistry, physics or engineering;

  • Developed industry liaisons and professional contacts;

  • Experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies to develop co-operative research initiatives;

  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising.

  • Experience in research contract management and reporting;

  • Evidence of a contribution to research and research management;

  • Evidence of a contribution to facilities and team management;

  • Responsible approach to equipment use and maintenance;

  • Evidence of a contribution to effective relationships, representation and promotion of such a facility at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies;

  • Ability to learn new skills and use new technologies;

  • Ability to keep detailed records and author technical reports;

  • Organisational and problem-solving skills;

  • Time management skills and demonstrated ability to work within deadlines;

  • High level communication skills, with a high degree of professionalism essential for dealing with external clients.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Justin Cooper White on +61 417 721 296.

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Friday 12 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-36451). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for April.

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