Professional Officer, Museum Analyses

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $89,759-$96,764 + 17% superannuation
24 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term position (for approximately 13 months)
  • Opportunity to manage and supervise the technical operations of Sydney Analytical associated with the University Museums
  • Base Salary $89,759-$96,764 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Professional Officer, Museum Analyses manages and supervises the technical operations of Sydney Analytical associated with the University Museums. Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage the Museum Node of the Vibrational Spectroscopy Facility within Sydney Analytical and ensures that the research and research training requirements are met effectively including planning, data collection, data analysis and reporting in support of users, including commercial clients
  • provide expert advice, sound technical research support and assistance to those using or requiring portable and other instruments for Museum and Cultural Studies (including vibrational spectroscopy and X-ray instruments)
  • act as a liaison between Sydney Analytical and the Chau Chak Wing Museum (CCWM) to facilitate training, undertake research on objects within the CCWM one day a week
  • in collaboration with the Operations Manager (Sydney Analytical) and the Facility Managers (X-ray and Vibrational Spectroscopy), ensure that the instruments are well maintained and functioning in compliance with the relevant University Work, Health and Safety standards
  • manage key stakeholder relationships and effective communications channels.

About you

  • experience in portable vibrational and/or X-ray analytical methods, as applied to museum and cultural studies. Appropriate experience in high-end instruments and their applications to such studies
  • sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the X-ray and/or vibrational spectroscopy equipment
  • experience in managing laboratory facilities, including experience in demonstrating experiments and using specialised equipment/apparatus
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • experience with developing research projects, experimental design and preparing ethics submissions and grant applications
  • an understanding of cultural sensitivities and requirements of appropriate human ethics, government and institutional approvals for studies on museum and cultural items
  • sound working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Workplace Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation including Safe Laboratory Practices and Working with Hazardous Substances
  • keen attention to detail and awareness of issues related to dealing with commercially sensitive or confidential information

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

How to apply

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Sunday 10 July 2022 11:59 PM

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