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Technical Officer (Ocean Radar)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$87,460 – $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
12 Jan 2024

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  • A challenging research support role for an exciting Australia wide project
  • Level 6, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 12 months with prospects of extension
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) was established in 2007 to provide data streams from a range of oceanographic sensors from oceans around Australia, making them freely and openly available for use by the Australian and global marine and climate science community. The Ocean Radar Facility operates shore-based HF Radar systems (WERA and CODAR SeaSonde) to measure surface currents at 14 sites around Australia.

The IMOS Ocean Radar Facility is part of the Coastal Oceanography group at UWA. The Group’s research encompasses coastal physical processes and their influence on biological and climate processes on the continental shelf region, the nearshore (beach) zone and estuaries using field measurements, remote sensing and numerical modelling.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under direction of the Facility Leader, be responsible for contributing to the operation, installation, maintenance, refurbishment and troubleshooting of HF Radar stations to ensure the continuous flow of high-quality data.  The position will be based at the UWA Crawley campus with frequent site visits across Australia.

About you 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Experience in a relevant field such as electrical/electronics, radio communication or instrument fitting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Ability to manage your time effectively in an environment with changing priorities
  • Experience with different computer operating systems (e.g. Linux, Mac, Windows)
  • Some experience in programming (e.g. Perl, C, Python, Matlab) is desirable
  • Ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the position, including outdoor field work in urban, semi-rural and remote locations

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Technical Officer (IMOS Ocean Radar Facility) 515441.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 12 January 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Simone Cosoli on (08) 6488 7314 or at

This position is open to domestic and international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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