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Radon Software/Instrument Technician

Position Overview


  • Fixed Term - 3 Years | Full Time | $74k - $96k +15.4% super
  • Use your diverse skills to develop and maintain specialised software and instrumentation networks
  • Great opportunity to contribute to world class climate and air pollution research

About the Opportunity


The overarching role of the Radon Software/Instrument Technician is to take primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of  specialised software and electronic components in order to enhance commercial sales of world-leading ANSTO built equipment, and to facilitate the generation of high quality experimental radon datasets for use by the environmental research community

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.

About You


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join a small team to develop specialised scientific instrumentation and contribute to exciting environmental research projects". - Atun Zawadzki, Capability Area Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities



  • Responsible for the design, maintenance and development of multi-platform (PC/Linux) control and measurement software to interface with scientific analytical instruments;
  • Assist in the assembly and testing of electronic components and systems of in-house instruments or equipment;
  • Administer communication networks enabling remote operation and control of analytical instruments worldwide;
  • Perform troubleshooting, acquisition, quality control and preliminary data processing of incoming data from analytical instruments and provision of data to researchers;
  • Prepare processed radon datasets for delivery to local and public archives for use by the environmental research community;
  • Participate in fieldwork activities to install new instruments and/or perform instrument maintenance;
  • Communicate effectively with internal/external stakeholders and establish productive working relationships;
  • Contribute as an effective team member. Work collaboratively, sharing information, knowledge and expertise. Respond to requests in a timely manner;
  • Contribute to the management of safety, regulatory, environmental and quality requirements by:
    • Working to safety, regulatory, environmental and quality requirements to ensure laboratories comply, at all times, with relevant standards, regulatory framework and procedures.
    • Fulfilling Work Health & Safety Accountabilities, Responsibilities and Actions as specified in the ANSTO WHS Management System.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

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 Atun Zawadzki on (02) 9717 3480.  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:  30 January 2022


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.