Professional Officer, Museum Analyses

Sydney, Australia
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sydney Analytical

DVC Research

  • Be valued for your knowledge and experience in portable vibrational or X-ray analytical methods
  • Full time, fixed term for 3 years with possibility of extension
  • Remuneration package: $97K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

This position manages and supervises the technical operations of Sydney Analytical associated with the University Museums and provides general expertise across the University in portable vibrational spectroscopy and X-ray instruments. In collaboration with the Operations Manager (Sydney Analytical), and the Facility Managers (X-ray and Vibrational Spectroscopy), the position ensures that the  instruments are well maintained and functioning as required, in compliance with the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards which are aligned to the University’s WHS policy.

About you

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 Professional Officer who possesses:

  • postgraduate qualifications, preferably PhD, or relevant research experience in branch of museum and cultural studies that required high level knowledge of analytical techniques. Relevant experience in a related field, sound technical knowledge of scientific and safety procedures and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • experience in portable vibrational and/or X-ray analytical methods, as applied to museum and cultural studies.  Appropriate experience in high-end instruments and their applications to such studies
  • experience in managing equipment, including experience in demonstrating experiments and using specialised equipment/apparatus
  • sound working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Workplace Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation including Safe Laboratory Practices and Working with Hazardous Substances
  • 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 X-ray and/or vibrational spectroscopy equipment.

About us

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 and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 24 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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