Scientific Officer, Cell Biology and Imaging

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$83,005 - $87,723 p.a. plus 17%
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time and ongoing appointment
  • Salary range: Level 6 $83,005 - $87,723 p.a. 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

Technical Services provides discipline specific, applied knowledge and skill sets to support UWA’s teaching and research goals in unison with our academic staff. This position sits within the Cell Biology & Imaging Platform. It comprises of core facilities across multiple sites. The core facilities include the Crawley Cell & Molecular Biology facility, the Crawley Imaging capabilities, the Crawley Histology ) facility, the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) Dental Research Lab, Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation (RPHRF) and Perkins nodes. This platform provides a resource for both research staff and research students in the form of access, training and services.

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will provide high level of discipline specific technical expertise and support to academics, technical and students for any practical activities or research productivity. You will, under broad direction, administer the access to the shared research facility of the School, including budgeting, planning, organisation and services. You will provide advice and training to the area, respond to complex and diverse enquiries, independently analyse and solve problems and provide expert advice.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant technical experience at an appropriate level
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability in implementing a range of policies and procedures to support teaching and research from a technical and scientific perspective

About you

To be successful in this position, it is highly desirable that you have the following:

  • Substantial relevant laboratory management experience at an appropriate level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety issues relating to the use of laboratory equipment and chemicals
  • Experience relevant to biological research including molecular biology techniques, imaging and tissue culture
  • Experience relevant to dental research including (but not limited to) biomaterials, regenerative dentistry, or oral microbiology

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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

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


In line with the Western Australia COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Programme the successful applicant for this position will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) before commencing work at UWA.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

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 Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.