Senior Technical Officer (Bio21 Institute)

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 13, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059009
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Fixed-term for 6 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 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 the Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) OHS & Laboratory Management Team
The MDHS OH&S and 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, including Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology (Bio21 Institute). 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
The Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology (Bio21 Institute) is an Australian scientific research institute that focuses on basic science and medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology.

Working closely with academic and professional managers of the University within Bio21Institute, this role is responsible for supporting the delivery of well-managed laboratory and office spaces that enable learning & teaching and research activities to be conducted safely and effectively.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You will have experience working within a scientific or medical laboratory environment. You have a sound knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation, OHS management systems, laboratory regulatory and statutory requirements.

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.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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].