Team Leader: Biosciences (HEO 6)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 08 Dec 2021

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time (1.0FTE), continuing position based in UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences at the City East campus
  • Commencement Salary: $82,077 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

This position is responsible for leading a team in the provision of expert technical support in Biosciences, Biology, Physiology and Nutrition. The focus of this role is the day-to-day management of teaching and research laboratories to ensure and maintain best practice procedures and systems to support the Academic Unit’s teaching and research activities.

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.

One of seven Academic Units, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, medical sciences, laboratory medicine, and food and nutrition science with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the daily operation of a range of facilities incorporating physiology, biological sciences, food science and nutrition, including the processes, procedures, equipment, materials and resources
  • Provide high-level technical and laboratory support to academic and research staff and students
  • Manage a team of technicians, including day-to-day supervision, prioritisation of workloads, performance management and professional development
  • Deliver induction programs for technical staff, students and research staff, ensuring they are inducted and adequately trained in the safe use of the facilities
  • Undertake risk assessments and WHS inspections in accordance with the Academic Unit’s and University policy and guidelines on Health Safety and Injury Management (HS&IM)

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and extensive knowledge and experience in coordinating, operating and maintaining laboratory facilities or extensive knowledge, experience and specialist expertise in coordinating, operating and maintaining a bioscience facility
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a range of laboratories, including the area of biosciences, incorporating laboratory testing and sample preparation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the legislation for the control of workplace hazardous substances, including labelling, storage and waste disposal
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and facilitate the development of technical staff together with a commitment to teamwork and the leadership of a supportive work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with internal and external parties at varying professional and academic levels, from diverse cultural backgrounds.


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

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support

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 Emma Kelvin, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at using job reference number 3650.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 8 December 2021

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either be an Australian Aboriginal peoples, or a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and 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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