Detector Specialist

Position Overview

  • 3 Year - Fixed Term | Full Time | $89k - $120k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire location | Flexible Work Practices | Health & Wellbeing Programs
  • Join one of the top neutron facilities worldwide and take on challenging yet rewarding work.

About the Opportunity

The Detector Specialist will work within the Data Acquisition Electronics team, to design and build detectors, electronic hardware and embedded software for neutron beam instruments in a capital project environment.


About You

'You''ll be working on a new and challenging project to build a world class neutron detector. This will utilise your broad hands-on experience in mechanics, electronics, and physics. You'll be a clear decision maker, a good leader, and a solid team player'. - Dr. Nick Hauser, Group Leader

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and refurbish high performance/high reliability neutron detectors, electronic hardware and software and embedded data acquisition systems.
  • Develop data acquisition software and firmware that integrates into the ACNS instrument control system.
  • Create, revise and update source code, documentation (user manual, design manual, troubleshooting guides, and maintenance procedures), drawings and issue tracker to ensure instrument configurations and issues are accurately documented as per the ACNS Quality System under standard ISO9001. Manage documentation and source code in a version control system.
  • Ensure a client focus is maintained by working together with the instrument scientists who manage and operate the neutron instruments.
  • Run workshops to gather user requirements or to instruct instrument scientists on the use and features of your products.


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 Nick Hauser on (02) 9717 9474.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3740.


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


Application closing date:  19 May 2024 at 11:59pm



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.