Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer
Sydney Imaging Core Research Facility
- Full time, fixed term 3 years
- HEO 5 or HEO 6 depending on level of experience
- Remuneration package: $84K – 97K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super
About the opportunity
The successful candidate will provide scientific and technical support to users of Sydney Imaging, so that the University is able to deliver advanced research capability in the preclinical imaging space to facilitate translational applications. The primary focus of this role is to provide research support and training using multimodality preclinical imaging equipment. The role is responsible for the delivery of preclinical imaging services across a range of service levels, depending on the expertise of the user. The priorities for this role are to contribute to problem solving, facilitate best-practice in laboratory animal management, instrument operation, and data analysis support, with the goal of delivering quality user outcomes. The role will work closely with the Facility Manager, Preclinical Imaging, to achieve their objectives.
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. We are looking for a Preclinical Imaging Technical Officer who possesses:
- tertiary qualifications and/or is certified to work in a laboratory together with some work experience, with a willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods
- broad knowledge and/or experience of one or more preclinical imaging modalities (e.g. MRI, Ultrasound, Optical bioluminescence/fluorescence Imaging, PET or micro CT)
- sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the laboratory
- knowledge of laboratory biological and safety procedures: making up solutions, handling chemicals, washing up, etc.
Candidates may be considered for HEO 6 depending on demonstrated level of experience.
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 6000 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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Closing date: 11.30pm 14 January 2018
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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