Laboratory Technical Officer

Job no: 514457
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

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(HEO5) $80,118 to $89,085 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing, full time role available.

We are seeking a motivated, capable and skilled technician with experience in providing general laboratory and technical support for a range of teaching and research activities.

This role is based at the Roseworthy Campus.

The Roseworthy Campus of the University enjoys a prime location just 9km from Gawler and at the gateway to the renowned Barossa Valley wine region. This setting blends the tranquillity of local schools, restaurants, and amenities with a relaxed lifestyle and affordable housing. Despite its peaceful surroundings, it's only an hour from Adelaide's bustling CBD, offering the ideal balance of rural charm and urban accessibility.

Situated on a sprawling 1600 ha property 50 kilometres north of Adelaide, the Roseworthy campus features a working farm where students gain invaluable practical experience. Recognised internationally for its excellence in dryland agriculture, natural resource management, and animal production, the campus serves as a pivotal hub for animal and veterinary science research in South Australia.


  • On campus free parking
  • Staff discounts for veterinary service and products
  • Private medical insurance discounts (BUPA)
  • Cafeteria on site
  • Library access, digital on line resources
  • Counselling support services (employment assistant program)
  • Discounts for University continuing education courses
  • On site gym, sporting facilities and swimming pool.

Working under general direction, the Technical Officers are responsible for planning and delivering of practicals, associated consumables and equipment. The position liaises with academics for the coordinated delivery of practicals. The Technical Officers maintain accurate records of all teaching material and assets, ensuring compliance with Health, Safety and Wellbeing and legislative requirements. The Technical Officer supports activities related to a broad range of laboratory skills.

To be successful you will need:

  • Desirable: demonstrated experienced in managing the provision of laboratory services in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics.
  • Demonstrated experience with maintenance of lab equipment, chemical handling and waste disposal processes.
  • Demonstrated experience with developing SOP, RA, routine maintenance and liaising with contractors for equipment repair.
  • Knowledge of HSW and safety management with demonstrated experience in application of these in a research environment.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and coordinate individual and team work activities to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a complex environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 22 July 2024

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Anthony Wilkes
Technical Team Lead, Animal Science and Health     

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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