Senior Technical Officer: Research (HEO 5)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 06 Sep 2021

  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract from September 2021 to July 2024
  • Commencement Salary: $71,205 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

This position will provide expert technical services on a laser physics/engineering research project, particularly in the areas of electronics, computer controlled instrumentation, mechanical fabrication, drafting and design (CAD) and manufacturing engineering.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA STEM

At the forefront of cross-disciplinary collaboration, UniSA STEM is developing the next wave of innovative thinkers and new possibilities. Harnessing connections across science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we create innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments across teaching, learning and research.

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the research projects by integrating and building OME electronics
  • Develop robust methods, tools and computer programs to assist in the reproducible fabrication and assembly of precision laser components
  • Document new and existing developments and tooling via engineering documentation and CAD-aided drafting to a professional standard
  • Communicate effectively between research academic staff and external stakeholders to support project outcomes
  • Undertake administrative duties which includes contributing to reporting and presentation requirements as required

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor qualifications or Trade Certificate in Engineering or relevant field, along with demonstrated extensive experience in a technical discipline
  • Recent experience working in an engineering field along with hands-on laboratory experience
  • Experience in drafting to a professional level with CAD programs (Solidworks, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor)
  • Demonstrated experience with data acquisition / control software such as LabVIEW or MATLAB programming
  • Well-developed experience and knowledge of WHS regulations in a laboratory/workshop/field environment


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Ms Sara Heidrich, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3308.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 6 September 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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