First listed on: 30 August 2017

Experimental Scientist - Humidity Standards, National Measurement Institute

The National Measurement Institute (NMI), a division within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, is Australia's peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement. NMI is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading national metrology institutes. Our 330 staff deliver cutting edge measurement services and research from unique facilities across Australia

NMI’s Humidity Standards Group maintains Australia’s primary measurement standards in Humidity and trace moisture, providing Australia’s highest level calibration services that support the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) calibration and testing laboratories across Australia. The team is currently developing new capabilities to meet the demands of Australian industry, such as trace moisture standards for the gas-pipeline, LNG and electricity industries.

Working with the leading researcher in the field in Australia, you will:

  • deliver timely, high quality calibrations of dewpoint meters, hygrometers and trace-moisture analysers under an ISO17025 quality system, and at the highest levels of accuracy achievable internationally
  • liaise with clients and develop effective relationships with key stakeholders in industry, the research community, and international standards laboratories
  • use your broad physics and engineering skills to contribute both to the development of new calibration systems in the laboratory and to ongoing efforts to increase automation and improve efficiency
  • be actively involved in contributing to the ongoing research to understand, quantify, and reduce measurement uncertainties and validate new experimental techniques.

In the longer term, you are expected to develop deep and comprehensive knowledge of the field of humidity measurement and of the operation, design and limitations of a wide range of relevant commercial and research equipment.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Experimental Physics, with a strong electrical, thermodynamics and mechanical component.

This recruitment process is being used to fill a current ongoing Science & Technical Level 5 or 6 positions commensurate with relevant skills and experience.

Please refer to the department's Careers pages for further information about this role.

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