Ref 4853/23 Senior Technical Support Officer, ICNS, Office of Teaching & Research Technical Services

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Sydney South, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 02 Jan 2024

  • Full-time, fixed term until 31 August 2026 based at Werrington South Campus
  • Remuneration: $100,670 to $107,945 p.a.
  • Flex Leave|Professional Development Opportunities

Full-time, fixed term until 31 August 2026
Werrington South Campus

About Western 
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. We are proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and hold the top position in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings. At Western Sydney University, we recognise that unlocking your true potential is the key to your success, just as we do for our students. Our core values - Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence – serve as guiding principles for our organisational culture and influence the work we do. With a team of 3,000 dedicated staff members, we foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture deeply rooted in research and dedicated to student-centred excellence. It's the perfect environment for you to thrive professionally. If you are a dedicated and forward-thinking professional seeking a career that can make a meaningful difference, we invite you to discover the abundant opportunities, innovation, and impact that await you at Western Sydney University.

About the role
The Office of Teaching & Research Technical Services is seeking a highly motivated individual with a degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, to join one of our Technical Support Teams. The Senior Technical Support Officer will provide support for neuromorphic engineering research within the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS), a key research group within the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. You will provide support with electronics, including the design, implementation and testing of sensors and support of software driven electronic devices and telescope equipment.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney. The vision for the Institute is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. To strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes: sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. Researchers in MARCS come from many disciplines including cognitive science, neuroscience, developmental psychology, language science, music science, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering.

Further information is available from our website -

Applicants should be aware that this role will be based at the Werrington South campus, however as Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise. Hours of work for employees in Teaching & Research Technical Services may vary due to operational requirements in supporting teaching classes or research projects and further details are outlined in the position description.

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing. 

What We Offer in Return
At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $107,358 to $115,073 p.a. (comprising Salary of $90,719 to $97,238 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Johnson Chen on (02) 9772 6723 or via email on [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected]  

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Tuesday 2 January 2024

All ongoing and fixed term employees seeking to apply for this position as a secondment must have completed a minimum of 12 months’ full-time continuous service to be eligible to apply for this role, as per Part D of the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 
You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia at time of application

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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