Beamline Scientist ADS

Position Overview

  • Fixed Term - 3 Years | Full Time
  • A Competitive Salary Package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience | Generous Employer Superannuation Contribution
  • Exciting and challenging opportunity to apply your expertise and professional skills at one of Australia's landmark scientific facilities

About the Opportunity

The Beamline Scientist – Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) Beamlines is a new position.  This role is the second scientist position to join the BRIGHT ADS Beamlines Project and will report to the ADS Lead Scientist. The second scientist role is an opportunity to develop and define experimental research requirements and work with the beamline project team to turn them into practical beamline designs.


The ADS BRIGHT beamlines

The Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) beamlines will provide the Australian and New Zealand synchrotron User communities with high-energy synchrotron X-rays to for dedicated diffraction and imaging experiments.  Two simultaneously operating ADS beamlines (ADS-1 and ADS-2) will facilitate experiments using X-rays produced by a powerful superconducting multipole wiggler.  ADS-1 will permit a range of white and monochromatic X-ray techniques incorporating focussing/collimating optics that will combine with a double-crystal Laue monochromator to provide monochromatic X-rays (50 keV – 150 keV).  The main endstation will have sample stages capable of positioning large samples in the beam with masses up to 300 kg.  In situ capability will be a powerful feature of the ADS beamlines.  There is planned compatibility with environments such as mechanical load cells for engineering and material science applications; anvil-style presses and hydrothermal cells for Earth sciences; variable temperature/pressure for solid-state chemistry, energy production and storage, industrial processing, catalysis and mineralogy experiments.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • aid in the scientific design of the beamline experiment endstations using expertise drawn from personal research or previous large facility experience;
  • contribute to the procurement and acceptance testing of major beamline components;
  • assist in the integration of components and systems into the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines;
  • continue to undertake a programme of personal research - ideally aligned with the beamline/facility
  • assist in the development of associated software and computing systems;
  • contribute to the development of the ADS User Community via outreach activities;
  • contribute to the cold and hot commissioning of the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines;
  • support the operational User Program as a Beamline Scientist on the ADS1 and ADS2 beamlines.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Dr Justin Kimpton on +61 3 8540 4145 or  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

Application closing date:  2 April 2023


All applicants must be Australian citizens.


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.