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Wasteform Scientist

Position Overview


  • 4 year term | Full Time | $85k - $96k +15.4% super
  • Great opportunity to work in leading edge research 

About the Opportunity


Synroc has been given the challenge of developing markets for ANSTO’s wasteform science and processing technology and develop tailored solutions for nuclear waste stream including advancement of engineering designs and solutions for waste processing plants and equipment within ANSTO and for external clients.

About You


"We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a drive for excellence in their work to join the ANSTO Synroc team as we implement our technology for the treatment of nuclear wastes”. - Dan Gregg – Wasteform Engineering Section Leader, ANSTO Synroc


Your Duties and Responsibilities


  • Undertake world leading wasteform research and design wasteforms tailored for the clients’ waste streams and to facilitate the translation from concept to engineering solution, allowing ANSTO Synroc to demonstrate the feasibility of its technologies at engineering scale.
  • Under direction conduct research work in the area of nuclear waste materials including innovative research concepts that add value to ANSTO’s research outputs in the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
  • Provide scientific support and advice the ANSTO Synroc team and to stakeholders including the ability to provide assessment of experimental and model-based evaluation.
  • Produce and present research of an international standard, publish in high quality refereed journals and produce other reputable publications reflecting the application of nuclear wasteform design, chemistry and structure-function behaviour.


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


How to Apply


For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or Dan Gregg on (02) 9717 7075.  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:  23 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.