Laboratory Manager

Sydney, Australia
$109,663 base + 17% Superannuation
12 May 2022
End of advertisement period
29 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part-time opportunity (21 hours per week), fixed term until 31st December 2022
  • Coordinating the operations and management of laboratory activities at the University
  • $109,663 base + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

Based from the Medical Foundations Building this unique role manages the local research infrastructure of any centrally serviced laboratory facilities within the University of Sydney. Coordinating the operations and management of activities in the work area's laboratory facilities and associated spaces. Ensuring the laboratory facilities meet the needs of the work area and are aligned to the area's research objectives. This opportunity will be part-time at 21 hours per week, and the spread of hours can be flexible depending on requirements and the position itself.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • day-to-day workflow management of PC2 Laboratories
  • manage research leader relationships and provide effective communication across all channels
  • ensure workflows are actioned to provide professional, timely, high-quality service
  • provide expert technical support and assistance to academics, students and other staff in the labs
  • financial management, cost and expenditure
  • purchase and receive lab consumables, management of inventory and supplies
  • train staff, visitors and students in the safe operation of lab equipment
  • champion best practice with relevant Work, Health and Safety (WHS) requirements
  • maintain the laboratory workplace to ensure research, learning and teaching requirements are met
  • knowledge-share and work collaboratively with other lab managers and senior staff

About you

  • relevant degree/PhD or equivalent in life science, molecular biology, cell biology or related field with extensive laboratory experience
  • experience in managing the operation of large, complex research laboratories
  • strong working knowledge of legislation relating to WHS, PC2, OGTR, hazardous goods management
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to promote strong working relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders
  • demonstrated working knowledge and awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within lab environments

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sajad Bahram, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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Sunday 29 May 2022 11:59 PM

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