Neuroscience Laboratory Technician

Camperdown, Australia
$79,717 pro rata, plus 17% superannuation
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • 2 days per week (0.4 FTE), fixed term for 12 months
  • Provide essential technical professional support to researchers and students using the research laboratory as a Neuroscience Laboratory Technician
  • Base Salary starting at $79,717 pro rata, plus 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences explores the intricate science behind the human body and the causes and treatments of dieses. Our school contributes a wide range of courses in Medicine, Science, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Produces high-impact research across a range of themes, including Neuroscience, Chronic Diseases, Education Innovation, Infection Immunity & Inflammation, Molecular Bioscience, Musculoskeletal Science, Biomedical Informatics and Digital Health; and plays a key part in the Brain and Mind Centre.

We are seeking a Neuroscience Laboratory Technician to work within the School of Medical Sciences at the Brain and Mind Centre. The incumbent will provide essential technical professional support to researchers and students using the research laboratory, under routine analysis in accordance with established procedures and carry out experiments related to the research work being undertaken. Key techniques include enzyme linked immunosorbent assays and serum processing.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide laboratory research support and assistance to researchers, students and other technical staff in the laboratory
  • maintains the laboratory workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements of the work area are suitably met
  • ensures laboratory is compliant with the Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • prepares reporting and documentation, including ethics reporting for the work area
  • undertakes ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • demonstrated experience working within a research laboratory
  • experience with handling and processing of biological samples such as blood or tissues speciments
  • knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, good laboratory practices and the management of risks and hazards
  • ability to learn new laboratory techniques
  • excellent computer skills and experience with web or database systems
  • have exceptional and demonstrable organisational skills, with a high level of attention to detail.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Thursday 15 June 2023 11:59 PM