Laboratory Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Salary Package: From $81,841 - $90,339 p.a. pro rata (HEW Level 6), plus employers superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Part Time - 21 hours per week, Fixed term to 31 Dec 2020
  • Sydney, North Ryde Location

The Role 

Reporting to the Node Director and Chief Investigator, the Laboratory Coordinator will coordinate and manage the day to day operations of the PC1 Nanobiophotonics Laboratory, providing specialist knowledge, training on equipment and technical support to researchers and students. 

The appointee will maintain a safe laboratory environment in accordance with statutory and legislative requirements ensuring and will review and maintain protocols, procedures and guidelines to support the use and operation of laboratory equipment, materials, databases and operations.

About You

Drawing on your breadth of knowledge in physical sciences and engineering, and experience working with scientific instrumentation and materials preparation and analysis, you will have a passion and keen interest for the advancement of research in a safe laboratory environment. You will have a strong customer focus and ability to explain complex concepts in plain English so as to support researchers, students and other stakeholders in their use of analytical and preparative equipment.

As the successful applicant you will show initiative and excellent organisational skills in coordinating the day to day laboratory activities. You will bring to the role outstanding communication skills and your ability to work proactively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment will ensure your success in this important position.

About Us

The Department of Physics and Astronomy performs world class research and delivers high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in physics. The Department has three main research areas: Photonics including BioPhotonics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Quantum Physics.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) is a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary research centre comprising several Research Nodes (Universities of Adelaide and New South Wales, Griffith, Macquarie and RMIT Universities).  The CNBP conducts research using optical and related biomolecular techniques at the nanoscale, including using novel nanomaterials, to solve key challenges in biology. The Nanobiophotonics Laboratory is a key multi-user CNBP facility which interfaces the physical and chemical developments to the biology so as to demonstrate new technologies for biomedical diagnostics.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online, submitting your CV and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

  • A Bachelor or Masters degree in the physical sciences (includes physiscs/ chemistry/biochemistry/materials and relevant engineering disciplines)
  • Extensive experience working with analytical instrumentation and materials preparation in the relevant disciplines including one or more of the following areas:
    • microscopy, fluorimetry and other optically-based instrumentation,
    • microfluidic systems,
    • nanomaterials, polymer materials and biological organisms
  • Excellent technical, administrative and organisations skills including planning, prioritisation, time management
  • Demonstrated track record of providing advice to stakeholders such as researchers, students, and external users on appropriate analytical techniques
  • Ensuring safe work practices within a laboratory including a demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Health and Safety legislation and regulations as they relate to a working laboratory.

Appointment Type: Part-time, 3 days (21 hours) per week, fixed term to 31 December 2020

Enquiries: Jenny Morcom via e-mail or Professor Jim Piper via e-mail

Applications Close: Sunday 6 January 2019 at 11:55 pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and nonā€traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance