Technical Officer - Laboratory Chemistry

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Hew 4 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About You

As the Technical Officer for Laboratory Chemistry, you will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operational functions of laboratories and workspaces and providing support to teaching and research activities within STEM laboratories and workspaces; including but not limited to laboratories within the Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science disciplines. The provision of technical support to undergraduate teaching and learning activities is a significant proportion of this role.

In this role, you will provide effective technical support to all users of the relevant workspaces. You will provide assistance in the development, maintenance and implementation of documentation such as Standard Operating Procedures, Risk Assessments and chemical and equipment registers, as well as ensure consumable levels are well maintained. You will work in partnership with a variety of stakeholders to understand and ensure activities planned in the space can be delivered to a high and efficient standard.

To be successful in this position, you will have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated knowledge/experience in teaching or research laboratories in the field of Chemistry.

  • Demonstrated experience operating and maintaining laboratory-based instruments/equipment relevant to Chemistry laboratories, including but not limited to pH meters, conductivity meters, and UV-Visible Spectrophotometers.

  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, including understanding, and embracing a client-focused framework.

  • Demonstrated understanding of current OH&S legislation with knowledge of other field or industry regulations or standards related to the field within the scope of the service area.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College

STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industries.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing. 

The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

Industry is at the heart of what we do. It ensures our research has real world impact and our students are truly work-ready. Under the leadership of DVC STEM College & Vice President, Digital Innovation, we have established new hubs of industry-connected digital innovation and endeavour and are engaging with global STEM organisations at scale.

Our diversity and shared values empower our work, and we are proud of the College’s inclusive, caring culture. We offer a safe, dynamic work environment, and support every member of our community of achieve their potential. The College appointed Victoria’s first ever Dean of STEM, Diversity & Inclusion in 2020, and this role drives gender equity, diversity and inclusion strategies across the College.

STEM College employs 1,000 staff who deliver onshore and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.    

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Susan Holden via email .

Position Description: Technical Officer

Applications Close:
3 Sept 2023 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information - .

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