Senior Research Officer, Proteomics Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 02 Jun 2020

Job no:504451
Work type:full-time
Categories:Research support, Technical/Laboratory support, Science

  • Exciting prospect for a customer focused and experienced laboratory operations lead to work in WA Proteomics Facility
  • Current opportunity available for an immediate commencement
  • Full time and fixed term appointment until end of June 2023, with a possibility of extension
  • Salary range: Level 7, $88,560 - $98,259 p.a. plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The WA Proteomics Facility is a node of Proteomics Australia based at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis  that provides services to WA researchers including – protein sample analysis by peptide mass spectrometry, data analysis and consulting. As a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and Proteomics International, the Facility’s goal is to use its expertise and equipment to fuel cutting-edge research.  The services include protein identification, quantitation and flux analysis.

About the opportunity

Under broad directions from Professor and Proteomics Platform Leader, Professor Harvey Millar, you will take a lead role in the operations and maintenance support for the instrumentation and infrastructure of the Facility at UWA.

With your demonstrated expertise in biological and molecular mass spectrometry for protein analysis and passion for delivering excellent customer service, you will engage, provide and maintain expert consultancy advice to academic and industry clients. You will also coordinate and monitor the laboratory activities, infrastructure maintenance and administrative services across the Facility.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferably a Bachelor’s degree in Science or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial demonstrated experience overseeing laboratory operations, coordinating infrastructure and instrumentation maintenance involving staff, external suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Substantial practical experience in the use of high-performing mass spectrometry for protein analysis
  • Experience in providing excellent client services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and consultation skills

About you

To succeed in this role, you will be an effective communicator with demonstrated ability to translate technical expertise in an area and give confidence to academic and external industry clients on the services the Platform are providing. You will be a client focused individual, able to work independently and have initiative to actively promote the Facility services and build positive stakeholder relationships with a broad range of clients. You will also possess prior experience in mentoring or training of staff in a science or laboratory operations environment.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Please see the position description prior to applying:  PD - Senior Research Officer, Proteomics Specialist.pdf

Closing date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).

Advertised:05 May 2020 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:02 Jun 2020 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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