Technical Officer

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$62,880 - $74,826 per annum
12 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

The Future Industries Institute (FII) was established in August 2015 at the University of South Australia, and it focuses on four areas: Minerals and resources engineering, Energy and advanced manufacturing, Environmental science and engineering and Biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine. It is the flagship institute in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment (ITEE). FII promotes a strategy based upon strong basic and applied research that encourages scientific and technological innovation. Fundamental to this is the Institute’s multidisciplinary approach, building research teams in concentrations that encompass a diverse range of disciplines, and collaboration with partners from both academia and industry.

This role supports research and consultancy activities through hands-on maintenance of technical laboratory equipment, conducting pre-determined experiments and assisting staff and students in the safe operation of equipment. The Technical Officer will contribute to the development of standard operating procedures, and provide technical advice on the design of minor experiments and interpretation of data produced by laboratory equipment.

Skills and Experience

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate hands-on skills and knowledge in the area of chromatography and organic analytical chemistry together with experience working in a laboratory environment providing assistance and guidance to researchers and students. Experience in analysis of organic moieties in complex matrices would be considered favourably.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. For any queries about the position, please contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Human Resources Consultant on (08) 8302 1777 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 24 October 2016

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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