Build a career on nanofabrication

It’s the people within ANFF that make us extraordinary, and we’re incredibly proud of the experts that make up our teams.

Whenever opportunities arise to join the network, they will be posted here, on our Twitter and Linkedin accounts, and via host organisation job sites.

Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to work in cutting edge cleanrooms housing the most exciting nanofabrication equipment the world has to offer.

Jobs at ANFF

Senior Principal Scientist | UQ

The Senior Principal Scientist role is a key staff position within ANFF-Q.

This role involves providing operational, scientific, and technical service support in the fields of surface and device characterisation and providing expert advice to clients accessing equipment within the Node.


Technical/Scientific Research

  • Provide laboratory subject matter expertise and technical advice to academic staff and researchers regarding relevant and appropriate laboratory methods, equipment, quality assurance procedures, risk assessment and waste management
  • Train and support users in procedures relating to the use of equipment and services in the Lab and associated spaces

​Leadership and management

  • Exercise ‘Supervisor’ level leadership and management responsibilities for the ANFF-Q clients in accordance with the UQ Leadership Framework
  • Coordinate technical leadership meetings and events, and participate in discussions and initiatives on technical support and innovation that advocate advancement of the ANFF-Q client objectives
  • Organise and administer access to NCRIS ANFFQ equipment located in the AIBN, including: provide training and certifying new users; track equipment usage and user access; organise user feedback; notify the Node Manager of usage of ANFF-Q facilities
  • Train users on a full range of techniques for all equipment to enable expanded research possibilities and to enable users to utilise the full potential of the equipment’s capabilities
  • Keep up to date with new advances in techniques and research by literature searching, and other relevant sources of information
  • Ensure correct OH&S procedures are maintained for ANFF Q users

Click here for more (Closes 17 March 2022)

Cleanroom Facility Manager | ANU

  • Based in the department of Electronic Materials Engineering within the Research School of Physics, the Cleanroom Facility Manager is responsible for the coordination and successful usage/operation of the cleanroom facilities and the delivery of the ANFF program. The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the day to day operations of the cleanroom facility
  • Prepare and maintain strategic plans to ensure the cleanroom facility meets require functionality
  • Provide appropriate training, mentoring and performance management to cleanroom facility staff
  • Maintain operational documentation including financial and asset management records for reporting to funding agency.

The Person

To excel in this role you will have experience in the operation and coordination of cleanroom environment and research facility and will demonstrate:

  • Understanding of, and experience in scientific/technical management
  • Ability to develop and deliver methodologies and techniques to a broad range of clients
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Science or Engineering or an equivalent combination of experience and training

Click here for more. (Closes 1 April 2022)


Jobs in the community

Australia’s nanofabrication community is growing – there’s exciting opportunities for those that are looking for new challenges in start-ups or established companies, as well as a slew of academic roles.

When opportunities in the community arise, they will be listed below.

If you would like to list a job opportunity here, please contact with a brief blurb, closing date, and link to an application page.

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University courses

ANFF sites are based at 21 universities across the country, each offers a number of courses that can kickstart a career in nanotechnology or nanofabrication.

Below are links to prospectus pages for relevant courses.

Get Enlightened by ANFF

ANFF now offers nanofabrication training online. Click the button below to visit our learning resource, ANFF Enlightened, and gain the fab knowledge required to take your R&D further.

Visit ANFF Enlightened