Lab Coordinator

Kensington, Australia
$89,000 -$96,000
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility is a large research and research training facility within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre with expertise in Proteomics, Lipidomics, small molecule and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry.  The BMSF has >15 instruments, current staff of 10 (FTE) and supports the research and research training of >200 researchers and research students each year from UNSW and elsewhere.  The BMSF has three laboratory locations within UNSW’s Kensington campus.

About the role

  • $89K - $96K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term - 3 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Lab Coordinator will support the Director and BMSF staff to help ensure successful operation of the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility as a leading facility in Australia.  They will contribute to the smooth operation of the BMSF by coordinating systems and procedures for effective and efficient workflow within the facility, and participation in the development and maintenance of quality control procedures and processes including evaluation of compliance with standard operating procedures.  They will also assist and advise users of the BMSF in the design and performance of experimental work including the preparation, data collection and analysis of samples in the BMSF

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills with experience in OHS, budgetary, planning and training functions with high level verbal and written communications skills.
  • At least 3 years of relevant laboratory experience and a proven track record in mass spectrometry research support and/or operational management in a core facility or core laboratory environment. 
  • A relevant degree with research experience in an aspect of mass spectrometry (small molecule, proteomics or IRMS), or equivalent research experience, including in the theories and practical aspects of mass spectrometry.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


A/Prof Mark Raftery.  Director BMSF


T: (61 2) 9385 1892

Applications close: 7 April 17