Senior Scientific Officer, Terrestrial

Sydney, Australia
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From our inception we have crossed traditional boundaries. We developed the first electronic calculator for people with vision impairment, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. We were the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. We were founded to be different, and we have always been at the forefront of changes to the way we work, live and learn.

We are recognised globally as one of Australia's leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded 2010.  We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff. We're investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and the CSIRO.

Our University is set on a wide, park-like campus, with all the facilities you would expect in a world-class CBD. With our new high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, excellent transport, and the newly expanded Macquarie Park shopping mall next door, Macquarie is a great place to work and relax.

The Faculty of Science offer a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in some of today's most topical subject areas which impact our world and its people. Our research is innovative and cutting edge and our Faculty is home to a number of internationally recognised research centres. 

The Role 

The Department of Biological Sciences is currently seeking a suitably qualified Senior Scientific Officer (Terrestrial). Reporting to the Technical Team Manager you will:

  • Provide technical support to academic staff and students to support 'learning and teaching' and research objectives
  • Manage terrestrial fieldwork induction, training and coordination of research support
  • Implement, monitor and maintain Work Health and Safety in laboratories and research

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position application must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

To be successful in this position you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience providing technical support including design and development of experiments to support learning, preparation of relevant documentation and diagnosis and rectification of problems with equipment
  • Demonstrated experience and competency with terrestrial fieldwork in a tertiary education environment, including live specimen collecting and housing.
  • Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills and capacity to work as part of a team
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills including planning, prioritisation, time management and initiative.
  • Understanding of and commitment to occupational health and safety and equity practices and the ability to apply them in the workplace

Salary Package: From $81,434 to $89,889 p.a. (Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time continuing.

Specific Role Enquiries: Rekha Joshi, Senior Technical Manager at  or +61 2 9850 9266.

Applications Close: 25 February 2018 at 11.55pm EST

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.