[ASC-list] Science Communicator Job in Sydney (Physics/Engineering/tech)

Phil Dooley phildooley at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 03:58:38 UTC 2021

Job below doing sci comm for a start up in Sydenham, Sydney. Technology
aspects touch on biomimicry, microstructures, photolithography, chemistry,
optics and fluid dynamics.
(I'm just the messenger- see email below)

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Contact Details: apply at microtau.com.au

Applications Close: Monday 5th March 2021

Position Commencement: March 2021

MicroTau is looking for someone to communicate the science of our
technology to a non-technical audience. In this role you will lead the
submission process of all project proposals and grants as well as other
scientific publications. You will break down complex scientific concepts in
a way that generates excitement and a deeper understanding of the
technology for your audience.

Concepts will touch on biomimicry, microstructures, photolithography,
chemistry, optics and fluid dynamics. You will be expected to lead a team
of people, with diverse technical backgrounds,  to create content that
translates scientific concepts into understandable product outcomes. This
role is as a consultant / contractor with potential to grow into a full
time role.
About MicroTau

MicroTau prints nature’s surfaces to solve human problems.

Plants and animals in nature have useful surface properties such as
antireflective moth eyes, self-cleaning lotus leaves and Mako sharks that
swim efficiently through the water. These properties arise due to
microscopic patterns on the surface of the plant or animal. If you can
replicate those microstructures you can create those valuable properties.

MicroTau prints these surfaces with our scalable microfabrication
technology. Our focus is drag-reducing shark skin microstructures to
improve efficiency through air and water. These surfaces can save billions
of dollars and millions of tonnes of carbon across aerospace, maritime and
energy production industries.
Key Responsibilities


   Lead the writing and editing of scientific, technical or complex content
   for a variety of audiences and purposes; including project and grant

   Drive the project proposal and grant research process to ensure we have
   a complete understanding of the government and commercial contracting,
   project and grant landscape and identify opportunities for our technology

   Own the end to end project proposal and grant process including ensuring
   all team members contribute their expertise to create the best possible

   Develop best practices regarding our project / grant research and
   application process

   Edit and curate scientific papers across the business

About You


   Hold a Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, a related technical
   field or display equivalent practical experience

   Have a proven track record of submitting successful project and / or
   grant proposals

   Demonstrate experience in writing project proposals, grants, technical
   papers or general papers on technical topics

   Demonstrate an ability to coordinate with cross functional team members
   to contribute

   Be able to work as part of a team but also independently with sufficient

   Show initiative – be proactive and a self-starter, able work with
   minimum direction.

   Be comfortable articulating complex topics to a non-scientific audience

   Have experience in writing - or be comfortable learning - about
   biomimicry, microstructures, photolithography, chemistry, optics and fluid

   Have a proven track record of working successfully to deadlines

   Demonstrate eagerness to deeply understand our technology

   Have advanced communication skills, both written and verbal

Additional Information

As a young company, we are growing rapidly and offer the ability to help
shape your role and contribute to shaping the company. Every team member
has the opportunity to make an impact on the technology and applications we
pursue as well as to work with a diverse team inventing new materials and

MicroTau is also a social place to work – you will get to know everyone in
the company through regular tea times, coffee breaks and Bahn Mi Friday’s.
This will give you an opportunity to get to know and interact with a wide
range of people and skill sets from engineers to physicists.

MicroTau is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome diversity, and we
believe that it benefits everyone. Employment at MicroTau is based solely
on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional
competence. MicroTau does not discriminate against any employee or
applicant based on their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression,
national origin, disability, age, or marital status.

The role will be based at MicroTau in Sydenham NSW with the possibility for
remote work.
ApplicationTo apply for the position please send a CV and cover letter to
apply at microtau.com.au by the 5th of March 2021.


Henry Bilinsky
MicroTau Pty Ltd
6/2 Bolton Street
Sydenham NSW 2044
+61 4 02 738 842


*All data or information relating to MicroTau technology in this email is
confidential. It may be used or disclosed only as expressly permitted by
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