Senior Technical Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Parramatta, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Mar 2024

17 Feb 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Mar 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Full time, 3 year fixed term opportunity
  • Supervise a team to support the day-to-day running of research laboratories
  • Base Salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Senior Technical Officer will join the Faculty of Medicine and Health Delivery Team (H) working within Kids Research within the Westmead Health Precinct. They will lead a team that supports the research activity at Kids Research in Westmead, implementing technical services to enable the shared research vision. This includes ensuring the Kids Research laboratory facilities and equipment are properly maintained, co-ordinating the purchase and delivery of agreed supplies and equipment, and ensuring that that the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards of the work area are met.

Under the broad direction of the Technical Services Manager, the Senior Technical Officer will oversee the professional development of a team of technical staff, ensuring that relevant technical and professional training is undertaken and coaching the team to develop skills that positively affect how they work and interact with others. They will also work with the team to continually improve on the delivery of agreed technical service and deliver on strategic objectives at the local level.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Implement processes, systems, and ways of working to improve customer service delivery.
  • Collaborate effectively with researchers, SCHN Operations staff, and other technical staff to ensure efficient running of the responsibility areas.
  • Provide leadership, delegation and support to direct reports and other local team members.
  • Manage the timely delivery of technical services in line with the bespoke research requirements at Kids Research
  • Lead the implementation of service improvements and excellence.
  • Resolve complex customer issues by providing solutions and guidance.
  • Plan and manage the utilization of resources, supplies and associated budgets.

About you

  • A degree in Biomedical Science (or equivalent) with relevant work experience providing support to research or educational laboratories
  • Willingness to undergo vaccination or health screening as per NSW Health guidelines for this position
  • Organizational change experience, experience in defining, delivering and working with staff affected by organization change
  • Experience with staff training, development, and management
  • Significant experience in relevant laboratory management, regulation and legislative requirements, including OGTR/PC2 and WH&S
  • An ability to work autonomously
  • Experience in continuous improvement and maintenance of technical documentation
  • Experience coordinating a technical team across multiple locations, including staff development and management
  • Experience in managing OGTR/PC2 laboratory operations.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Sajad Bahram, Recruitment Operations by email to [email protected] .

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Sunday 03 March 2024 11:59 PM

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