Research Support Officer

Adelaide, Australia
$74,270 - $81,966 p.a. (pro-rata)
23 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Position Details 

  • Fixed term until May 2025 | Part-Time at 0.6 FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $74,270 - $81,966 p.a. (pro-rata)
  • Location: Bedford Park 
  • View Position Description 

College of Science and Engineering 

At the College of Science and Engineering we believe in the power of science and engineering to solve real world problems. We strive to advance fundamental science, to create new technologies, and to work across discipline boundaries. Our interests scale from the sub-atomic through to entire oceans, forests and beyond. We seek to understand the past, but also to create the world of the future. Our College is an exciting place to research, study, and work, supported by best practice teaching methods, practical work-related learning, and advanced facilities.

About the Role 

As the Research Support Officer, you will work within a large and collaborative chemistry research team in the Molecular Sciences and Technology research section of the College of Science and Engineering. Funded by a variety of industrial and governmental sources that support chemistry projects in chemical synthesis, electrochemistry and polymer science, a central theme of the research is to promote sustainability through novel chemistry.

In this role you will provide administrative support for the operation of the research team. Other duties will include:

  • Laboratory support and upkeep including ordering supplies and equipment, receiving shipments, organising maintenance and caretaker requests, and assisting with equipment and chemical inventories.
  • Laboratory chemical management, including safe transport and storage of chemical supplies and disposal of chemical waste.
  • Organising regular lab cleaning in collaboration with the research team.
  • Supporting laboratory personnel, including local on-boarding for new lab members.
  • Assisting with media engagement and meeting with commercial vendors.

About You 

You will be a strong communicator to work collaboratively and seamlessly interact with staff, students, and external partners in a professional manner. You will be confident working in a team environment, providing support to co-workers and take a pro-active approach to solving problems.

To be successful in this role you will also demonstrate:

  • An Honours or Master’s degree in chemistry (or equivalent) with laboratory research experience or a combination of experience and/or training
  • Capability of safe handling of hazardous substances.
  • A commitment to laboratory safety.
  • Capacity to handle confidential information securely and professionally, including laboratory projects, research results, and communications with internal and external stakeholders.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment 

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Justin Chalker.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 Apr 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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