Laboratory Manager, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • University of New South Wales
  • Australia, NSW
  • May 2, 2024

Job Description:

The Opportunity

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW is looking for a motivated Laboratory Manager to ensures the School’s laboratory facilities operate smoothly by providing safe and effective procurement, and managing operations and maintenance of all infrastructure, equipment and facilities. You will be responsible for leading and supervising a team of 16 staff within these laboratories while carrying out the general management of the laboratories and meeting the accountability requirements in terms of Work Health and Safety and laboratory practice standards. In this role you will be focused on achieving high-level outcomes in both technical and administrative areas of the school’s laboratories, staff management and infrastructure.

This role reports to the Deputy Head of School (Laboratories and Infrastructure) and has 8 direct reports.

About UNSW

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged, and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering that is internationally recognised for its excellence in research and teaching. Our mission is to nurture students to become industry leaders who will generate societal, economic and environmental benefits. The School is one of the largest and most prestigious schools Australia for thriving research programs and contribution to education excellence in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronic Engineering. The ARWU (Shanghai) Rankings for 2020* ranked the subject Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering at UNSW as the highest in Australia. For further information on our school go to -

Skills and Experience

Level 8

Level 9 (in addition to the above)

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description. This is available via JOBS@UNSW.

To Apply:

Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience. You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Applicants must have working rights in Australia and be able to be on site in Kensington.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Lucy Gerondis – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Tuesday 28th May 2024

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.