Technical Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Jul 2022

Job no:510201
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Infrastructure & Property

(HEO5) $72,832 to $80,983 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will apply.

Continuing position available.

The University of Adelaide is seeking a Technical Officer to join their Life & Earth Sciences team as they embark on an exciting period of change.

The Technical team Life and Earth Sciences support the internationally acclaimed and contemporary disciplines of molecular & cellular biology; ecology & environmental sciences; geology & earth sciences and genetics & evolution, supporting undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research with both national relevance and global outreach and networks in the public and private sectors.

Working under general direction, the Technical Officer is responsible for coordinating research support services on the North Terrace Campus for the Faculty. The Technical Officer maintains accurate records of all research infrastructure and assets, ensuring compliance with Health, Safety and Wellbeing and legislative requirements. In addition, the position provides technical support to research academic and professional staff in relation to research facilities and infrastructure. The Technical officer supports a broad range of activities related to biology, ecology and biotechnology.

The successful candidates will have the ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate individual and team work activities to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a complex environment.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in a broad range of Biology, Biochemistry and or ecology skills.
  • Knowledge in cell culture and sterile techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory and Physical containment 2 (PC2) management.
  • Experience in maintenance of laboratory equipment, chemical handling and waste disposal processes.
  • Experience with research equipment: developing SOP, RA, routine maintenance, liaising with contractor for equipment repair.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 11 July 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ilse Scharfbillig
Technical Team Leader, Life & Earth Sciences

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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