Technical Officer

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • Sep 20, 2022

Job Description:

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The RNA, Proteins, and Materials Research Infrastructure Facility is located on Level 2, Ian Jacobs Building (D26) at UNSW Sydney.It is a shared facility specialising in: cell and tissue culture; protein purification; molecular biology; robotics/microfluidics; biomaterial characterisation and RNA research.

The Technical Officer will take a lead role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the research laboratory. The Technical Officer will act with a high degree of independence in carrying out the duties of the role. The Technical Officer contributes to the output of the Facility through efficient day-to-day management of research equipment, infrastructure and services, and through undertaking specific administrative and technical tasks to fulfill legislated or University requirements for undertaking research in this PC2/OGTR certified facility.

The Technical Officer will, as required, liaise with all stakeholders to identify research requirements and assist in organising and/or providing commissioning of and maintenance of specialised equipment. They will provide expertise and related administrative and technical assistance to a variety of research areas, such as: cell and tissue culture; protein purification; molecular biology; robotics/microfluidics; biomaterial characterisation and RNA research

About the role

The position reports to the Technical Laboratory Manager and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

About the successful applicant
(Selection Criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Jason Sercombe
E: [email protected]

Applications close: October 7th, 2022

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