Technical Officer, Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Sydney, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

  • Provide specialised and expert technical support to staff and students using the teaching and research facilities
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Full-time continuing, salary package $97K which includes leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Manager, Technical Operations you will provide specialised and expert technical support to staff and students using the teaching and research facilities within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. Using effective resource management and in collaboration with the Academic staff you will deliver practicals and tutorials in accordance with sound microbiological/parsitologicals protocols. You will also test complex experiments with them to translate the research and theory into possible practice. In this role you are responsible for the coordination of the daily operation of the laboratory facilities and maintenance of laboratory equipment. You will additionally ensure that the work area meet the requirements and aligned with the University’s WHS policy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

To be considered, you will possess:

  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement with proven ability to apply theoretical knowledge and techniques to solve issues
  • ability to engage with academic staff and students in a professional manner
  • demonstrated ability to plan, organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision
  • intermediate to advance computer skills
  • sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment
  • experience working with microbial and/or parasitological agents of disease
  • knowledge of laboratory biological and safety procedures: making up solutions, handling chemicals, washing up, etc
  • previous experience and practical understanding of working in a PC2 Laboratory setting.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30 pm, 17 August 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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