Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057629
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Continuing
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Faculty OHS and Laboratory Management
UOM 7 – $98,402 – $106,519 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Faculty OHS and Laboratory Management
FMDHS has a large number of organisational units including schools, departments, institutes and clinical research areas located on and off campus. Some academic units are embedded in external hospital or institute partners’ sites.

The FMDHS OH&S / Laboratory Management team collaborates with all Faculty members to drive process improvement, evaluate and improve risk management thereby protecting the well-being of each one of us and the University's regulatory reputation.

The Laboratory Managers support OHS management across the Faculty. This is achieved by having good safe work procedures, providing appropriate induction and training for staff and students, and regularly inspecting the workplace for hazards. The aim is to reduce risk in the workplace by ensuring a safe working environment.

About the Role
Working closely with UoM academic and professional managers, this role is responsible for the delivery of well managed laboratory and office spaces that enable learning, teaching and research activities to be conducted safely and effectively for the relevant Faculty School. The incumbent must have the ability to achieve these objectives while working within a complex organisational structure and shared services model.

This position will play a lead role in coordinating and managing the laboratory compliance programs, including implementation of recommendations arising from the various audit programs, supporting local OHS policy implementation and monitoring, and ensuring local areas are assisted with laboratory and facility matters. The position has overall responsibility for ensuring appropriate safety practices and procedures are developed and implemented throughout all laboratories. This position will also obtain all relevant licences and permits required for operation in the assigned spaces.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will possess excellent interpersonal skills with proven capacity to consult, influence and build rapport with a broad range of people, and maintaining strong effective relationships. You will be bring your proven organisational skills with the ability to balance competing demands, prioritise effectively and work to deadlines. You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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