Technical Assistant

Sydney, Australia
02 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Medical Sciences/Pharmacology

  • Opportunity to provide technical professional support to researchers and students
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 18 months, remuneration package: $78K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

Provides essential technical professional support to researchers and students in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) and the Discipline of Pharmacology located in the Molecular Biosciences Building (GOS). Responsible for general preparation, autoclaving and cleaning of laboratory wore and assisting with in-house laundry service. Provides technical assistance to the stores facility, including cleaning, ordering and inventory control and receipting deliveries to the building. Work is carried out ensuring the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards are met in the work area and ore aligned to the University's WHS policy. The incumbent in this position tokes direction from staff from the Discipline of Pharmacology in SoMS as well as SOLES.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Technical Assistant who has:

  • good verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to apply theoretical knowledge and techniques to meet the key accountabilities.
  • ability to work both independently and be part of a team, toking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision.
  • 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.
  • relevant tertiary qualifications and/or is certified to work in a laboratory or store environment together with some work experience in a chemical handling/managing dangerous goods

The successful candidate will have completed relevant training and is certified to work in a laboratory, with a willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods.

About us

The Discipline of Pharmacology of the University of Sydney is the largest of its kind in Australia, with an extensive range of research programs and well equipped undergraduate teaching facilities. There is a strong and growing research environment in the Discipline of Pharmacology covering a range of research areas including neuropharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoinformatics and medicinal chemistry, as well as molecular, respiratory, cancer and clinical pharmacology.

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 7600 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.

How to apply

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30 PM 16 March 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.

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