Technical Officer (HEO 4)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 14 Feb 2023

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time, fixed term 6-month contract, based at the City West campus
  • Salary Range: $67,739 - $76,139 pro rate per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

As the Technical Officer, you will be responsible for the daily management and technical support of the Tissue architecture and organ function research laboratory (TAOF) based within the Centre for Cancer Biology.  

You will support academic staff and students in the laboratory by assisting with experimental procedures and providing high-level technical and laboratory support and advice, whilst coordinating the operation and inventory of the TAOF research laboratory, including the equipment, materials, reagents and resources. This includes the coordination of tissue samples provided to the TAOF through the SA Neurosurgical tumour bank.

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 the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) 

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is an alliance between the University of South Australia and CALHN and is co-located with other cancer-focussed researchers within a purpose-built building in Adelaide's Biotech and Medical Precinct. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease and is a recognised hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.   

Core Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate laboratory procedures, experiments and instruct students and staff in the safe use of equipment and its operation
  • Maintain budgetary and stock control for areas of responsibility and purchase consumables and minor equipment as required
  • Regular monitoring of laboratory equipment to guarantee data accuracy and compliance with manufacturer and safety requirements
  • Contribute as a team member to the efficient and effective laboratory operation and participate in team development initiatives   

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification(s) in areas related to the research undertaken by the TAOF laboratory 
  • Knowledge and experience in coordinating, operating, and maintaining research laboratories
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the research fields of cell and tissue biology, cancer biology and data analysis and demonstrated ability to summarise and present results
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the Work Health and Safety legislation and risk assessment strategies for controlling hazards, waste disposal and equipment use within research laboratories  


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 variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply 

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. 

Please address your cover letter to Sara O’Donovan, Consultant: Recruitment Central. 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 4928. 

Applications close: 9.30am Tuesday 14 February 2023

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be 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 the appointment .


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