Technical Officer

2 days left

Location
Mildura, Australia
Posted
04 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Ref
553035
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Full-time, fixed term contract for 6 months
  • Located at the Mildura Campus
  • $58,351 - $61,924 per annum + 9.5% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) is a research partnership between La Trobe University and CSIRO operating across our Albury-Wodonga and Mildura campuses. The Centre sits within the School of Life Sciences in the College of SHE.

About the position

Working as part of a technical team, undertake complex field trips and assist with logistics including equipment, transport, packing and accommodation.  Undertake sorting of field collected samples and accurately input data into spreadsheets.  Assist with scientific report writing, data analyses or information summaries and maintain assigned laboratory and/or field equipment for the whole research group.

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of a Diploma level qualification with relevant work related experience; or completion of a Certificate IV with relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or on the job training.
  • Willingness to undertake fieldwork outside normal work hours and undertake multi-day trips.
  • Willingness to develop field and/or lab skills in multiple research areas.
  • Ability to contribute to procedures and systems within the work area.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as unsupervised for some activities.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Benefits

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 26 November 2017 by 11.00pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries:  Rachel Gorman, +61 2 6024 9885 or r.gorman@latrobe.edu.au

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description.

Please scroll down to apply.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.