Cleanroom Technical Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

  • Casual part-time/ full-time employment, 12 month contract

  • Exciting opportunity to join the Core Research Facilities

  • HEO6 Step 1 $ $62.72 per hour

About the opportunity

The Research and Prototype Foundry is the University’s core research facility offering instruments and expertise for researchers to transform their ideas for devices and structures at the micro- and nano-scale into reality by providing them access to fabrication expertise, processes, and equipment.

This is a unique opportunity to join the Research Prototype Foundry as a Cleanroom Technical Officer. Within this position you will contribute to the daily operation of the facility, including project support, drafting of Work, Health and Safety documents, and consumables tracking. Undertakes analysis guided by established procedures/ standards, preparing and carrying out experiments related to the research work being undertaken by the work area. Collects and records qualitative data in preparation for analysis by research staff. Ensures that the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards are met in the work area and are aligned to the University's WHS policy.


The Cleanroom Technical Officer works under general direction and is expected to utilise their training, technical expertise and scientific knowledge to resolve routine matters relevant to their key accountabilities. Resolves routine problems relating to the delivery of efficient and effective research services on a timely basis, escalating issues to supervisor when required. They will have discretion to design experiment protocols that meets the requirements of the research work being undertaken by the RPF, and appropriately address issues that arise in the cleanroom and other areas within the facility. Problems that cannot be resolved or are outside the scope of their key accountabilities are referred to more senior laboratory/technical staff, or Facility & Program Manager for guidance and/or resolution.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provides laboratory research support and assistance to researchers, students and other technical staff working in the cleanroom.

  • provides support and assistance to researchers, students, and other technical staff with regards to ANFF supported laser mask writing facilities.

  • maintains the cleanroom laboratory ensuring that the research and learning requirements of the RPF are met effectively.

  • ensures cleanroom is compliant with Workplace Health and safety requirements.

  • prepares reporting and documentation for the RPF.

About you

  • knowledge of nano and micro-fabrication processes and their application

  • good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to train new users in specialised processes

  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work

  • intermediate to advanced computer skills, including design software, storing research data appropriately

Closing date:

Tuesday April 4th 2023

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 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.

EEO statement

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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