Technical Officer, Nursing and Anatomy

Melbourne, Australia
03 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing position  
  • Salary Level HEW 5 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About The Position

The Technical Officer will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operational functions of laboratories within the areas of anatomy and physiology and support other health sciences, and for providing support to teaching activities that take place within these facilities.

The successful candidate will provide advice to users of the spaces and ensure designated areas are running effectively and safely, in compliance with legislative requirements and RMIT policies and procedures.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the routine operation, maintenance and training of human anatomy and physiology specimens, equipment, instruments, and related software. 
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support in the implementation of digital technologies in anatomy and physiology teaching. 
  • Experience working in a teaching or research laboratory focusing on human anatomy and physiology.  
  • Understanding of and willingness to learn current OH&S legislation and the Human Tissue Act as well as maintenance of anatomical specimen collections according to industry regulation and standards. 
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, highly organized and the ability to work autonomously and in a team. 
  • Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds. 
  • Experience or willingness to be trained in prosecting embalmed cadaveric material and an appropriately respectful attitude to the sensitivities and ethics of working with human cadavers.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College

The STEM College Office Professional staff provide exceptional and efficient support to the College.

The Learning, Teaching and Quality team's support:

  • Quality Enhancement
  • Learning and Teaching support

The Professional shared services Group delivers service to all four School across five distinct functions:

  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement

Relevant digital solutions -such as Workday -are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group's end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures. The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities.

Centralised in the STEM College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or reach out to Bernadette Sinclair (Technical Coordinator - Nursing/Anatomy) -

Applications close on the 4h of December at 11:59 pm.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

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