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Senior Technical Officer (Research Support)

Adelaide, Australia
$86,737 - $92,481 p.a.
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

Position Details

  • Fixed term until June 2028 | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Officer Level 6 | $86,737 - $92,481 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation 

We are the leading Australian research and training centre tackling biofilm-related challenges. 

The ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation, led by Flinders University, is a 5 year, $7.8m research and training program, bringing together 5 universities, 10 industry partners and key industry and regulatory bodies to deliver innovative research and biofilm solutions to tackle important issues for the maritime and water industries. 

By working with industries to develop innovative solutions that meet their needs and alleviate their biofilm-related problems, the ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation aims to: transform biofouling management strategies for maritime platforms; train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers; and to develop biofilm management strategies across the defence and water industries to address evolving regulatory stringency. 

About the Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Technical Officer (Research Support) to support laboratory operations within the ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation.

As a Senior Technical Officer, you will work with a range of core specialist equipment supporting research including culture and controlled environments. This position is pivotal in managing and delivering training for students, researchers, and laboratory facility personnel who use specialist research equipment.

More specifically, as a Senior Technical Officer (Research Support), you will:

  • Develop and implement safe operating procedures and practices for equipment and processes which will ensure the on-site safety of the workplace.
  • Implement and maintain a booking system and asset lifecycle management system.
  • Coordinate the annual Controlled Environment Audit, develop and maintain a Controlled Environment sample database.

About You

With experience in biosecurity and biosafety, you will apply your knowledge of WHS and Biosafety procedures to confidently work with and train others to use range of research equipment. You will be agile and comfortable working in a diverse and changing clinical laboratory environments. Using your strong analytical skills, you will be able to work independently as well as in a team and use your initiative to manage multiple priorities.

The Senior Technical Officer (Research Support) will also have access to on-site training and support from senior colleagues to excel in the position.

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 servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

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 below Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
    • Experience coordinating a research facility and working with a broad range of core specialist equipment supporting research including culture, centrifugation and controlled environments.
    • Demonstrated experience of working in a laboratory.
    • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of inductions and training in the use of, and safe operation of, specialist research equipment.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Sophie Leterme
  • Please see here for our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Please see here for our Indigenous Workforce Strategy


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

23 June 2024

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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