Technical Officer in Psychology

Randwick, Australia
04 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
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 School of Psychology has c.40 full time members of academic staff, 17 general staff and an operating budget of over $11 million. The School administers a 4-year undergraduate professional degree (Bachelor of Psychology) with enrolments of about 60 students per stage. We also offer a of Psychological Science degree as well as offering undergraduate courses that are available to students in many of the degree programs offered by the University. Undergraduate enrolments are over 1000 EFTSLs including approximately 65 Honours students. At the postgraduate level, the School offers PhD and MSc degrees as well as 2-year professional Masters degrees and combined PhD/Masters degrees in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Approximately 60 students are enrolled in the professional Masters programs and 100 in postgraduate research programs.

About the role 

  • $82,417 - $87,919 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

This role will be primarily responsible for the oversight of health and safety and laboratory management of the School’s extensive Neuroscience laboratories. This will involve oversight of Health and Safety training and inductions for staff and students, management of laboratory chemical inventories, ordering of laboratory consumables, and oversight of the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment. Ideally the candidate would also have an ability to assist in routine laboratory tasks such as making up standard chemical solutions.

The position reports to the School Manager and works closely with Central and Faculty Health and Safety.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and subsequent experience in a similar role or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Extensive understanding of chemical wetlab work and/or experience working in a neuroscience research laboratory.
  • A comprehensive understanding of relevant WHS legislation (including OGTR and other relevant regulatory requirements) and proven experience in the implementation of relevant policies, guidelines and practices in a research environment or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in a range of relevant computer software programs and their application in an WHS context (such as SafeSys and Jaggaer ERM).

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.


Prof Simon Killcross


T: +61 2 93853034

Applications close: 15th November 2017