Laboratory Manager

Kensington, Australia
$99,000 - $112,000
14 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
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.

Established at UNSW in 2016, the Tyree micro-CT Network Laboratory sits within the School of Petroleum Engineering and is part of part of a Cross-Faculty/Infrastructure Project network facility in collaboration with the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC).

The Laboratory offers tomographic imaging to gain an understanding of how different materials behave in terms of their petrophysical/mechanical/fluid/chemical deformation and flow properties. The micro Xray-CT facility allows imaging of the underlying micromechanisms for correlations between different physical properties, thus enhancing the interpretation of a variety of physical/mechanical/chemical and fluid flow measurements providing unprecedented insights into micro-material behaviour. The Laboratory has access to a variety of other micro-analysis and micro-sample preparation tools such as HPHT resistivity, NMR and permeability measurements and an ultra-centrifuge.

About the role

  • $99K - $112K per year plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 2 years
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Laboratory Manager (LM) works closely with the Governance Committee of the Tyree X-ray CT Network Laboratory to further develop the facility and develop and deliver the Laboratory’s business plans. The LM is responsible for full oversight of the Laboratory’s operations, administration and business development, and provides high-level technical expertise to support the Laboratory’s research priorities.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Postgraduate degree, or a first degree plus equivalent experience, in Business or Engineering Extensive experience and expertise in laboratory operational management with demonstrated analytical skills and the proven ability to manage finances, contracts, reporting and related governance requirements High level project management skills with evidence of impact on engineering and industry based research projects

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.


Prof. Klaus Regenauer-Lieb – Head of School, School of Petroleum Engineering


T: (61 2) 9385 8005

Applications close: 9 April 2017