Senior Technical Officer SMM

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, fixed term 1 year position

  • Join a leading research facility in Australia and support Researchers and Professionals in Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis

  • $97k - $106k p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Senior Technical Officer in the Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM) team, you will coordinate and supervise the technical operations of the research facilities for the work area including any related field activities carried out by the work area.

Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • Report to the Faculty Manager and work within the Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis platform Scientist team 

  • spanning across two areas in SMM, support researchers on scanning electron microscope techniques and x-ray microscopy techniques 

  • provide expert advice, sound technical research support and assistance to researchers, students and other technical staff working in the laboratory 

  • coordinate the laboratory workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements of the work area are met effectively 

  • ensure facility is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements 

  • train researchers in SEM and X-Ray microscopy techniques 

  • oversee the preparation of reporting and documentation, for the work area 

About you

  • tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as biology, medical science, or engineering 

  • research experience, including experience with developing research projects, experimental design 

  • scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microscopy skills preferred 

  • sound working knowledge of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment  

  • strong communication and stakeholder management skills, with proven ability to work in a team 

  • ability to manage competing priorities and strong time management skills.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Monday 13th December 2021

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. 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

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.

How to apply

Please include a CV and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria located in the ‘About You’ section of the advertisement.

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

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Laura Koefoed, Recruitment Operations, on 02 9036 4495 or by email to laura.koefoed@sydney.edu.au.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for
this role.

Applications Close

Monday 13 December 2021 11:59 PM

  • Full time, fixed term 1 year position

  • Join a leading research facility in Australia and support Researchers and Professionals in Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis

  • $97k - $106k p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Senior Technical Officer in the Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM) team, you will coordinate and supervise the technical operations of the research facilities for the work area including any related field activities carried out by the work area.

Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • Report to the Faculty Manager and work within the Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis platform Scientist team 

  • spanning across two areas in SMM, support researchers on scanning electron microscope techniques and x-ray microscopy techniques 

  • provide expert advice, sound technical research support and assistance to researchers, students and other technical staff working in the laboratory 

  • coordinate the laboratory workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements of the work area are met effectively 

  • ensure facility is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements 

  • train researchers in SEM and X-Ray microscopy techniques 

  • oversee the preparation of reporting and documentation, for the work area 

About you

  • tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as biology, medical science, or engineering 

  • research experience, including experience with developing research projects, experimental design 

  • scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microscopy skills preferred 

  • sound working knowledge of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment  

  • strong communication and stakeholder management skills, with proven ability to work in a team 

  • ability to manage competing priorities and strong time management skills.

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Monday 13th December 2021

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. 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

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.

How to apply

Please include a CV and a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria located in the ‘About You’ section of the advertisement.

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

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Laura Koefoed, Recruitment Operations, on 02 9036 4495 or by email to laura.koefoed@sydney.edu.au.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for
this role.

Applications Close

Monday 13 December 2021 11:59 PM
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