Senior Technical Officer, Molecular

Armidale, Australia
27 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

School of Environmental & Rural Science

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $75,418  to $82,898 per annum (HEO level 6)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available
  • Applicants must hold ongoing full time work rights at time of application

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business, and Law is an innovative collaboration of scientists, researchers, and academics designed to deliver cutting-edge education and real-world learning. We invite you to express your interest in joining a Faculty of over 700 staff and postgraduate students with international reach and active industry collaborations and partners across Asia and Africa. Currently the Faculty has vacancies for 2 x Senior Technical officers to be based within our School of Environmental & Rural Science.

About the role

These roles will primarily provide support and specialist advice for both teaching and research in the School of Environmental & Rural Science utilising detailed knowledge and/or experience with analytical equipment across fields such as Molecular (1 position), Spectroscopy (1 position) and ideally with additional skills in Microscopy.  These roles will also be responsible for managing and maintaining specialised technical laboratory facilities and equipment and ensuring that related protocols and operating procedures are regularly reviewed, developed and established as required.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the relevant experience and expertise for the management of a scientific laboratory (particularly in a teaching laboratory) with strong specialist equipment knowledge. You will also need to have an extensive understanding of Work, Health & Safety and risk assessment processes.

This role requires a team player, with the ability to exercise independence, initiative and judgement whilst working under minimal supervision. A high level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills is a must, enabling you to effectively convey technical information, procedures and regulations to colleagues and students.

To view the full list of key responsibilities for this role and related selection criteria please refer to the position statement available with the advertisement on the UNE current vacancies page, visit:

To apply:

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please include your itemised responses to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application. The position statement is located below the advertisement, visit:

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Nick Reid:  phone 02 6773 2323 or email To find out more about the School visit

Short-listed candidates for both positions should be available for interview on Tuesday 24th July 2018.

Closing Date:   Monday 16th July 2018

Reference No:   218142

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.