6 Jun 2019

Full-Time Technical Officer (Research) – Sippy Downs

University of the Sunshine Coast – Sunshine Coast

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Job Description


Salary Level: Classification Level 6 (Salary range A$78,601 to A$85,060 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions)
Appointment: Full-time, ongoing


USC will be a university of international standing and an unsurpassed community asset, focusing on the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.


University Strategic Goals


The University will be:


A primary engine of capacity building for our region;
A comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; and
Positioned globally as a top-500 university and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.
Overview of Technical Operations


USC is a uniquely successful, regionally focused institution with a growing international profile. We are seeking to make a difference in our region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast. USC comprises eight Schools uniting multiple disciplines including nursing and midwifery, allied health, sciences, education, engineering, biomedical science, paramedic science and sport and exercise science with over 16,000 students enrolled across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.


As an adviser to the university on technical operations and facilities across multiple disciplines and multiple campuses, Technical Operations ensures a high standard of technical support is available to all staff and students to fulfil the teaching and research goals of USC. Functional areas include compliance and operational safety; high risk placements and off campus activities; sport, exercise and science laboratories; clinical, nutrition, paramedic and engineering facilities. Technical Operations works collaboratively with USC’s Schools and work areas to provide the expertise and technical support for the innovative teaching, research excellence, and outstanding learning experiences for students, ensuring these core activities meet legislative and governance requirements


Overview of the Role


Under broad direction of the Team Leader, Research and Advanced Instrumentation, the Technical Officer provides technical leadership, support and expertise for the day-to-day operations of the Research Laboratory facilities, ensuring that infrastructure, equipment and ancillary facilities are functional and users fully competent. This includes the training of users in the operation of the Scanning Electron, Transmission Electron and Confocal Fluorescent microscopes; training users in the safe operation of complex instrumentation in the Research Laboratories; and the maintenance and service of equipment and infrastructure. Other functions of this position include ensuring compliance with WH&S, Biosecurity & Biosafety, completion of risk assessments, conducting audits, and ensuring Good Laboratory Practices and Safe Work Procedures are employed by users of the USC research laboratories.


The successful candidate will hold a relevant degree with previous work experience in a teaching or research environment and have extensive knowledge and specialist expertise in microscopy, microbiology and biotechnology. Detailed knowledge of and the ability to implement guidelines and legislation relevant to laboratory technical operations including health and safety, animal ethics, biosecurity and biosafety regulations and disposal of laboratory wastes are essential. A proficient knowledge of relevant Australian Standards, in particular AS/NZS 2243, Safety in Laboratories is required, as is previous experience in performing, documenting and implementing outcomes of risk assessments in a laboratory environment.


The incumbent should also have a strong commitment to client service and is expected to embrace and foster a positive work environment. A current driver’s licence and first aid certificate are essential.


Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.


A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered in order to meet the changing operational needs of the University.


Contact for Further Information


Mr Michael Nielsen
Team Leader, Research and Advanced Instrumentation
Technical Operations
Telephone: +61 7 5430 2838
Email: mnielsen@usc.edu.au


Closing Date


Midnight, Monday 24 June 2019


To Apply


All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae.


Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants


As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC’s locations.


To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.


USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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