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Laboratory Manager

Apply now Job no: 498298
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO7

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • State of the art facilities

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler, the school is situated on a 1600 ha property that includes a working farm, full service Veterinary Health Centre teaching clinics, and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research facilities.  The School offers three academic programs: Animal Science, Veterinary Bioscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

Reporting to the VDL Clinical Service Lead, the Laboratory Manager coordinates all essential operational activities, including ensuring the VDL’s pathologists, parasitologist, microbiologist, and technical staff are effectively supported in their daily technical environment. Working under limited direction, the Laboratory Manager will organise and provide general support to academic staff and students engaged in undergraduate and clinical teaching activities in the laboratory and will also provide hands on technical diagnostic support. The Laboratory Manager works closely with the VDL Clinical Service Lead to ensure quality of pathology services and to ensure academic staff and students have an efficient and effective working and learning environment.  

Salary: $85,105 - $95,231 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Bachelor degree (or higher) in the field of Sciences and a high level of experience in technical or laboratory related areas is essential
  • Certificate IV or higher in business or front line management or equivalent experience (desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams
  • Demonstrated experience in direct supervision of staff
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with a range of clients in a demanding and complex environment
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in technical procedures for areas such as clinical pathology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology and/or other disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and/or maintenance of laboratory administrative systems and quality management
  • Excellent record keeping, file management and reporting skills and a proven ability to manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of relevant HSW legislation and safety systems
  • Experience in a University environment (desirable)

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: +61 8 83137740 or email:

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Closing date: 25 March 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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