Technical Officer

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Reference: 1075246
Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that provides technical instruction and support for undergraduate classes and associated services for teaching and/or research programs. 

You will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of laboratory classes. This includes preparation of laboratory material and maintenance of equipment for undergraduate classes, ordering consumables and equipment for practical classes and planning and testing of experiments before practical classes.

You will also ensure all Curtin’s Health and Safety systems are adhered to, including the development of Risk assessments (RA’s) and Safe work practices (SWP’s).

You will provide technical support for teaching and research activities in the field of Biology, Agriculture and Ecology and may be required to provide technical support on fieldtrips.

As a Technical Officer with a sound knowledge of Biology and Ecology (Botany and seed propagation in particular), some knowledge of Molecular biology is also advantageous to your role.

You will bring to the role:
  • A degree qualification specialising in Biology or Ecology; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels, as well as the ability to effectively communicate information and provide instruction others, including re-enforcing Safety policies and ensuring students always wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite and ability to install software programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.

Candidates also must have a level of fitness commensurate with this position.

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

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Susan Petersen, Technical Operations Coordinator on 08 9266 3149.

About us

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for it’s high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future.

We are ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021.

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 including Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.

For more information on our university, please visit 

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Your application should include a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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Applications close: Sunday, 11th June 2023, 12pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment. Please note that a Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required for this position.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) or

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