Scientific Officer/Senior Technician

at University of Western Australia

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Service Delivery Centre: Technical services

  • Exciting opportunity to provide specialist support to an AIMS accredited postgraduate course
  • Ongoing appointment based at the QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands.
  • Level 5/6 appointment on a full-time basis (applicants seeking a job share appointment will also be considered)
  • Salary range: $69,067 to $83,763 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The Technical Services team with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is responsible for the safe delivery of technical services and support for teaching and research to the academic staff within the School of Biomedical Sciences. The team provides a wide array of technical support, and is responsible for the development and implementation of safe systems of work in laboratory spaces.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Scientific Officer with support from the technical services team you will work independently and as part of a team to provide high level technical support and be responsible for the efficient management of laboratory classes for the AIMs accredited Masters of Clinical Pathology course.

This position is based at the QEII Medical centre.

About You

The School is seeking a motivated and innovative person with diagnostic experience who has a Bachelor of Science or equivalent with major(s) in biomedical sciences to assist in the management and organisation of the laboratory teaching support within the School. The successful applicant will play an integral role in the School's AIMs accredited Master of Clinical Pathology course. They will liaise with Unit Coordinators and others to ensure the efficient and safe provision of teaching in both wet and dry laboratories.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor of Science with major(s) in biomedical sciences, or equivalent
  • Considerable experience in a multidisciplinary diagnostic setting with a demonstrated proficiency in a variety of diagnostic techniques
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in biological and chemical safety
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team and to show initiative to develop new skills
  • Ability to problem solve in challenging situations whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email including an ability to prepare poster material and student laboratory manuals.

Closing date: Tuesday, 23 April 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 502796.pdf

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).


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