Laboratory Support Manager

Brisbane, Australia
03 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

With an excellent reputation for quality graduate training and research performance, the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering delivers a comprehensive range of programs in aerospace, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and mining engineering.

Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, we are focused on strengthening our position in the engineering community. We will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow by attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment.

The School recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The School strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University, is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

For more information about the School, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the provision of high quality technical services in support of the School’s teaching and research endeavors.

There are opportunities to work with teaching and research staff, students, and other technical staff in an engineering environment and to promote an effective safety culture in the School.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in engineering or related field (e.g. materials science) with sub subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in a field of engineering or materials science; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

You should have demonstrated experience in a scientific role, preferably in a university or similar educational setting and experience in the use of MATLAB, CAD/CAM and/or LabView Software is also essential. The ability to prepare, analyse, and implement effective safety systems is also essential.

The ability to supervise a small team and to work collaboratively with students and co-workers is essential.

A demonstrated understanding of mechanical systems, instrumentation and data acquisition and experience in the maintenance of these will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Kim Lamb, School Manager, Mechanical and Mining Engineering on +61 7 3365 3742 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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