Laboratory Technician

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 10 Apr 2024

  • $78,854 to $87,624 pa (HEW 5)
  • Ongoing, Full-time, Joondalup Campus
  • Open to candidates with relevant work rights

$78,854 TO $87,624 PA (HEW5) 

The School of Science has a strong track record of excellence in teaching and research in Mathematics, Data Science Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Physics, Conservation Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Management, Horticulture and Sustainability. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and have active research programs across all disciplines. Based at both Joondalup and Bunbury campuses of ECU, the School of Science aims to maintain teaching and research excellence through recruitment of new staff.

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that provides technical instruction and support for undergraduate classes and associated services for teaching and/or research programs. 

Key Criteria
You will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of laboratory classes. This includes preparation of laboratory material, maintenance of equipment for undergraduate classes, ordering consumables and equipment, and planning and testing of experiments before practical classes commence.

Your responsibilities will include providing technical support to research programs, high-end analytical instruments, and the day-to-day requirements of the laboratory.

An understanding of ECU Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) systems will be highly regarded, including experience in the development of risk assessments and standard operating procedures. You will play an important role in ensuring that ECU’s WHS procedures and policies are adhered to, as you will need to ensure that staff/students are working in a safe and compliant manner.

Knowledge of WHS regulations and specific statutory requirements in a laboratory setting is required.

No two days are the same; this is an active and engaging role where you will be able to put your strong problem-solving skills to the test.

This is a Monday to Friday position, located at the Joondalup Campus, which can offer you an agile and flexible working environment with a great work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person and have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or an equivalent level of experience in analytical chemistry, biology, or horticulture science.
  • Can demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Has a strong WHS awareness with an ability to safely handle hazardous substances and biological materials.
  • Shows good oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels, as well as the ability to effectively communicate information and provide instruction to others, including re-enforcing WHS policies and ensuring students always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Outlines their technical skills and experience in preparing for laboratory sessions and maintaining equipment particularly associated with analytical chemistry, horticultural science, or biology.
  • Highlights their ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.

The successful applicant will also be required to work with analytical instruments (such as ICP-OES, GC, LC, IC, Lachat FIA, TOC analyser).  Even though on the job training will be provided as part of professional development, prior experience working with any or all these instruments would be highly advantageous.

An interest in horticultural science or gardening would also be advantages as most of the teaching support will be in this area.

You will also need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

Benefits & Remuneration
This full-time ongoing position attracts remuneration of $78,854 to $87,624 - pa (HEW 5) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program, and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview .

Interested applicants are welcome to call Mr Mark Bannister on (08) 6304 5673 for more information.

How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a statement (maximum 2 pages) addressing the capabilities listed in the Position Description giving clear examples of where you have met these capabilities.  

Closing Date
Applications close on Wednesday 10 April 2024 at 11:30pm AWST. 


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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