Facility Manager, Metabolomics

Melbourne, Australia
$135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing (Research Contingent)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Bio21 Institute
Salary: Level C – $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Bio21 Institute

The University of Melbourne's Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute (Bio21 Institute) is a multidisciplinary research centre, specialising in biomolecular science and medical, agricultural & environmental biotechnology.

Opened in 2005, the Bio21 Institute improves human health and the environment through innovation in biotechnology and related areas, driven by multidisciplinary research and dynamic interactions with industry. The Institute embraces commercialisation as a facilitator of innovation, skills development and economic outcomes. A key driver of innovation is the Institute's commitment to intellectual property protection, technology transfer and business incubation.

About the Role

The Metabolomics Australia facility (MA) at the University of Melbourne (UoM) is Australia’s largest open-access metabolomics facility. The MA Facility Manager will be responsible for all operational aspects of the facility. The Facility Manager will report to and work closely with the Academic Lead and NCRIS Principal Investigator, Professor Malcolm McConville, in developing strategic priorities of the UoM MA hub.

The Facility Manager will supervise the performance of the MA technical and research staff and ensure that internal and external researchers have access to these facilities. The MA Manager will provide strategic leadership, through consultation with various internal and external stakeholders, involvement in relevant management/ infrastructure committees and major grant initiatives, to ensure that the facility remains at the forefront of developments in metabolomics.

The MA Facility Manager will work closely with other platform managers at Bio21 and the University of Melbourne, and also establish close collaborative links with other Metabolomics Australia nodes to advance the discipline and facilitate the development of new applications within MA.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development of advanced metabolomics technologies at the UoM MA node and application of these technologies across the biological and biomedical sciences
  • Contributing to and publishing academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne
  • Providing high-level expertise, advice and assistance to MA users to undertake research
  • Where appropriate, contribute to teaching and/or training of undergraduate and post-graduate students

About You

You will have leadership skills and the ability to provide high level advice to key stakeholders and be able to deliver a quality service to clients, continuous improvement of the standard of service and manage metabolomics resources. You will have the ability to produce high quality research publications in international peer-reviewed journals in a relevant research field. You will have demonstrated high-level interpersonal, communications skills and the ability to liaise with staff and research students, professional/ technical staff and clients from industry. You will also have demonstrated the ability to listen to others, actively contribute to the team, promote a harmonious team environment and demonstrate flexibility in adapting to team priorities.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in science or engineering
  • Extensive experience and expertise in metabolomics/lipidomics and/or biological mass spectrometry
  • Extensive research experience in the use of metabolomics and mass spectrometry techniques to investigate complex biological systems
  • Demonstrated skills in staff management, strategic planning and problem-solving skills needed to manage MA at UoM

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 21st March 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0046966_Facility Manager (Metabolomics)_PD.pdf