Ref 5630/23 Technical Support Officer, Medical Science, Office of Teaching and Research Technical Services

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Campbelltown, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 11 Dec 2023

  • Full Time ongoing position based at Campbelltown campus
  • $94,265 to $106,603 p.a. Including super and leave loading
  • 17% super contributions

Full-time, Ongoing position
Campbelltown Campus

About Western 
Western Sydney University is a top-ranking, modern, forward-thinking institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. Our core values of Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture focused on student-centered excellence. With 3,000 dedicated staff members, you can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact. Discover exciting opportunities with us!

About TRTS
The Office of Teaching and Research Technical Services (TRTS) is a large organisation with over 100 staff divided into 5 clusters. The three teams within the Health Cluster provides specialist technical support to students and staff from the Schools of Health Sciences, Science, Medicine and Nursing and Midwifery.

TRTS embraces a culture of continuous improvement to refine and enhance team processes and the student experience.

TRTS staff work alongside Academic and Professional colleagues to adapt, innovate, and shape the future of learning for a transformative student experience.

About you and the role
The Medical Science team is multi-disciplinary and as a Technical Support Officer you will support the learning and development of future scientists, and health care professionals.

Your primary focus will be providing the highest quality technical service in support of the School of Science for the Science and Medical Science undergraduate teaching programs and research activities, and support to the School of Medicine’s research facilities.

Technical Support Officers are responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment, for the purchasing of resources and minor equipment.  You will work with professional and academic colleagues in the organisation, preparation, and set up of practical classes for teaching and support relevant research facilities, ensuring that there is a safe working environment.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will require the following skills and experience:

·         Demonstrated experience in the provision of technical support related to a Microbiology, Medical Science, Biology, or Biomolecular Sciences laboratory.
·         Demonstrated experience in undergraduate technical support including preparing and setting up practical teaching places.
·         Demonstrated experience in maintaining laboratory workplaces with regards to biological and chemical management and inventory, ensuring compliance of OGTR Certified PC2 research laboratories.
·         Knowledge of requirements for laboratory safety such as Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments, chemical safety, and biological waste disposal.
·         Demonstrated experience in the use and maintenance of complex equipment and instrumentation specific to a Medical Science, Biology, Microbiology or Biomolecular sciences laboratory.
·         You will be client focused, good problem solver with the ability to identify and implement solutions and can think innovatively.

Hours of work for employees in Teaching & Research Technical Services may vary due to operational requirements in supporting teaching classes and further details are outlined in the position description.

This role is based at Campbelltown campus, however as Western Sydney University is a multi-campus University travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise.

When addressing the selection criteria in your application, we encourage you to provide specific examples and demonstrate how your background aligns with these criteria. Applicants will be shortlisted based on responses to the selection criteria. See refer to the position description for further information.

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

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $94,265 to $106,603 p.a. (comprising Salary of $79,655 to $90,081 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Sonja Starkovska, Technical Team Leader, Medical Sciences via email at [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 Monday 11 December 2023 (noting interviews will be held mid January 2024)

Note - Previous applicants need not apply

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

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

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Western Sydney University 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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