Glyn Devlin, Scientific Support Officer
In the user office I ensure that users’ proposals get peer-reviewed and processed. Should they be awarded XAS (x-ray absorption spectroscopy) beamtime, I provide them with technical support. What I enjoy is working with the synchrotron’s diverse and amazingly talented employees, and having the opportunity to dive into the deeply technical on the XAS beamline as well as performing higher-level work across all the beamlines in my user office position
David Aragao, Post Doctoral Fellow - MX
I balance my research in the membrane structural biology field giving the best user support, and learning how to maintain and improve MX beamlines. The best thing I like about my job is no two days are the same and having a true love for what I do.
Lauren Baird, Database Officer
I am in charge of databases at the synchrotron, though in practice I spend a lot of time programming too. I have the opportunity to work with lots of different departments within the synchrotron and other organisations such as VeRSI, and every single person is passionate about their work – it’s inspiring! We are soon to have a veggie patch onsite – there are a lot of very keen gardeners amongst the staff!
Hock Ch’ng, Head of Safety
Formulate, develop and implement strategies and programs to address complex concerns involving technical, OHS, radiation safety, workers' compensation, environmental and regulatory issues. The best aspect my job is the opportunity to influence the creation and maintenance of a healthy and safe workplace.
Adam Michalczyk, Senior Electronics Engineer
I manage and design electronic systems for the facility and support engineers, physicists and beamline scientists in their day‐to‐day work, using the new laboratory we’ve established. Among many good aspects I would highlight what I enjoy most about working here is opportunities to learn cutting‐edge technologies, very good access to training courses and internal training in RF (radiofrequency) technologies.