Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor (Doherty Institute)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0038039
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time, Continuing
Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: 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.

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 Doherty Institute is a world-class institute combining research in infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services. It is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

About the Role
Working closely with academic and professional managers of the University and RMH units within the Doherty Institute, this role is responsible for the delivery of well-managed laboratory and office spaces that enable learning & teaching, research, and public health and diagnostic activities to be conducted safely and effectively.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will have excellent interpersonal skills with a proven capacity to consult, influence and build rapport with a broad range of people, and maintain strong effective relationships. You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively within a team environment. Your proven organisational skills with the ability to balance competing demands, prioritise effectively and work to deadlines will be highly valuable.

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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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

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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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].