Senior Analytical Technician

Sydney, Australia
19 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards delivering high quality training and research. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff work towards delivering world-leading work, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, you will contribute towards enabling our analytical equipment to contribute towards our strategic priorities. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light

About the Role

Macquarie University Faculty of Science and Engineering will embark on a new building programme including facilities for the Macquarie Analytical Facility (MQAF). In anticipation of this development, an exciting opportunity exists for two experienced analytical technicians to join the Department of Molecular Sciences responsible for delivering an analytical service to the department and wider community. The appointees will share responsibility for NMR, chromatography, UV-visible and infra-red spectroscopies, thermal analysis, elemental analysis, and molecular computation.

It is anticipated that applicants will already have expertise in one or more area and have the potential and willingness to establish expertise in others. The posts will be responsible to Professor Alison Rodger, the acting Director of the Macquarie Analytical Facility and head of the Department of Molecular Sciences.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond specifically to the selection criteria below:


  • A PhD degree and / or equivalent qualifications and experience in a relevant science discipline, in an area of molecular analytical science, preferably with both experimental sample preparation, instrumentation and theory experience
  • Knowledge of current analytical methods and principles in analysis
  • Experience of maintaining instrumentation and training users
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety legislation and principles including hazardous chemicals 
  • Project Management principles and practices


  • Experience of having delivered contract research or analysis
  • Experience of interacting with industrial collaborators

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

Salary Package: From $90,330 - $97,937 (Hew 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, 3 years fixed-term

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Alison Rodger via email or +61 2 9850 8264

General Recruitment Enquiries: Diane Abinoja via email on

Applications Close: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians; people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.