Senior Technical Officer, Chemistry/Biochemistry

Hawthorn, Australia
$77,616 + 17% super
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Support the efficient running of our Chemistry Labs
  • 2 month fixed term contract, full-time
  • Salary from $77,616 + 17% super

About the job

We are looking for an experienced Senior Technical Officer to join our Chemistry/Biochemistry laboratories for a 12 month fixed term contract. In this role, you will be required to support the research activities in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology for the Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology. Your daily role will include working closely with our researchers managing designated laboratories to ensure experiments run smoothly and safely. This entails providing induction training, technical support for instrumentation, ensuring lab safety procedures are implemented and that the necessary infrastructure is in place and maintained to facilitate research..

About Swinburne 

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. 

About you

As our successful candidate, you will have a background in Chemistry/Biochemistry with experience in Analytical Chemistry and instrumentation. You will possess sound scientific laboratory skills together with a hands on approach to laboratory management and experience in working with interdisciplinary teams. 
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Free access to the HALC swimming pools
  • Weekly yoga and pilates classes

Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. There's news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer. 

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

To view the position description or to start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume and cover letter only outlining your motivation for the role.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) on 9214 4856. 

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Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018.