Senior Technical Officer, Research

Randwick, Australia
14 Nov 2017
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  • 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 Chemistry has approximately 30 tenured academic staff, 35 post-doctoral research associates, 160 postgraduate students and 35 Honours students. Although based in the Science Faculty, its operations are cross-faculty, at present involving the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine. Research in the School covers the broad areas of molecular devices, bioactive molecules, energy research and chemical and biological catalysis and is carried out in 19 state of the art laboratories.

About the role 

  • $90,399 - $97,838 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The School of Chemistry is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Officer – Research to manage and develop the School’s research laboratories. You will maintain laboratory infrastructure, report problems and keep disruptions to a minimum; you will ensure stewardship of School research instruments and equipment with particular focus on access, training, safety, maintenance and procurement.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • A degree in a relevant area.
  • Extensive experience in the technical management of research facilities.
  • Experience in training and leading staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to support and advise researchers and students on the technical aspects of laboratories and the design, development, and conduct of experiments.

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.


Toby Jackson

+61 2 93856634

Applications close: 15th November 2017

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