Technical Coordinator (Biosafety) - Faculty of Science & Engineering

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1213221
Faculty of Science and Engineering

Curtin’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is a place where students and staff alike can apply their studies and research to real-world industry challenges. We are involved in a variety of high-impact research initiatives, across several schools in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Your new role

As a Technical Coordinator, you will manage the Faculty's biological safety responsibilities and play an advisory role within the faculty.

You will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with gene technology, microbiological and biosecurity legislation and facilitating audits with external regulators, liaising as necessary with all relevant stakeholders.

There will be substantial engagement with the School of Molecular Life Sciences and the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Your clients will include Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM), Trace and Environmental DNA (TrEnD) , eDNA Frontiers and the Western Australian Organic and Isotope Chemistry Group (WAOIGC).

You will fulfil the responsibilities under the Biosecurity Act to biannually inspect all the approved facilities which contain biosecurity materials and audit training records and the inventories of biosecurity materials.

Candidates with a degree qualification in agriculture, biology, environmental science or

related field and considerable relevant experience in biosafety compliance; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should also have detailed knowledge and/or experience in the biosafety requirements of scientific facilities and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Australian Gene Technology, Biosecurity Act and Regulations and the Australian Standards AS2243 ‘Safety in Laboratories’.

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.
About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

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Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, your CV and a separate two paged document addressing the selection criteria noted in the Position Description to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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Applications close: Monday 10th June 2024, 10 PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this opportunity or the application process, please contact our careers team on [email protected] or 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).
Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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