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Senior Professional Officer ANFF QLD

This position is research supporting and research focussed but very much service orientated to a range of clients including Universities, Institutes, Government bodies and agencies and Industry. It is expected that this position will expand the expertise for cutting edge science and technology development.

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Frater Awards applications now open

Applications for the ANFF Frater Award for Staff Development are now open.

Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017 12 September 2017, Shine Dome Australian Academy of Science, Canberra

You are invited to an inspiring and innovative forum for young researchers – the Falling Walls Lab Australia. The Lab will provide a platform for 25 excellent young researchers and social scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island Nations to present their research work, business model, innovative project, social initiative or idea in front of peers and a distinguished audience from academia and business. It is fast-paced and challenging: each participant has just 3 minutes on stage. The panel of seven eminent judges from academia, business, government, and finance will select the winner of this event. This distinguished jury will be chaired by Dr Charles Day, CEO of the Office of Innovation & Science Australia.

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New $10,000 Grant for Mid-Career Researchers

The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers provides one researcher per year with $10,000 of seed funding for a research project to assist in the development of a grant application.

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Facility Business Manager and Facility Projects Manager positions at ANFF-NSW

The NSW Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility based at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia is currently recruiting for two senior positions:

Facility Business Manager (job ID 58824) - key responsibility is the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies and procedures for the operation of the facility's nano-fabrication cleanrooms and specialised laboratories.
Facility Business Manager position description and instruction for applicants.

Facility Projects Manager (job ID 58823) - key responsibility is the facilitation of researcher access to the facility's nano-fabrication cleanrooms and specialised laboratories.
Facility Projects Manager position description and instruction for applicants.

ANFF-NSW Nano- and Micro-Engineering Winter School 17-19 July 2017

ANFF-NSW will be hosting a Nano- and Micro-Engineering Winter School from 17-19 July 2017.

The program features research presentations across a wide range of disciplines, seminars on nano- and micro-fabrication techniques as well as lab-based demonstrations and practical sessions. Full program details are available . View more.

World’s first demonstration of large-scale printed solar cells

The ANFF Materials Node can print power!

On 15 May, the University of Newcastle (UoN) unveiled a 100 m2 printed solar demonstration, one of only three in the world. Significantly it is the only one that can be printed cost-effectively on a large scale for less than $10 / m2. View more

4th ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School 11 - 14 July 2017

The 4th ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School will be held on 11 - 14 July 2017 at building MM, Mawson Lake Campus, University of South Australia.

This event is now fully subscribed!

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Three cased study videos from ANFF Materials node

1. AquaHydrex: An ACES and ANFF partnership case study. We've discovered new materials that facilitate the breakdown of water into important fuels - hydrogen and oxygen. This is commonly known as water splitting. View on the ACES YouTube channel (

2. Cartilage Regeneration: An ACES/ANFF case study. In collaboration with Prof Peter Choong from Melbourne University, we're helping to repair defects seen in arthritic patients, with scaffolds and stem cells. We're recreating the exact type of cartilage that is missing. View on the ACES YouTube channel (

3. Islet Cell Transplantation: An ACES/ANFF case study. In collaboration with Prof Toby Coates from the University of Adelaide, we're producing 3D printed scaffolds containing islet cells to enhance the efficiency of cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes. View on ACES YouTube channel (

General Manager (ANFF-Vic and MCN)

The MCN and ANFF-Vic now seek a strong and dynamic General Manager to work closely with the Director in setting operational standards and, strategic management and direction. Key aspects of this role will be the implementation and monitoring of the strategic priorities for the centre, while ensuring all day to day operations are managed through staffing, financial and resource management.

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