Technical Skills Laboratory Assistant

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062356
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time; Continuing
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Health Sciences
UOM 3 – $63,968 - $70,628 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role
As the Technical Skills Laboratory Assistant within the Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS), you'll collaborate closely with various stakeholders including the Facilities Coordinator, Technical Skills Laboratory Officer, and academic staff to ensure the smooth operation of clinical simulation teaching programs. While primarily supporting Physiotherapy and Nursing programs, you'll also assist other MSHS disciplines as needed.

This role requires regular lifting and moving of equipment.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will possess strong interpersonal skills, adept at fostering positive interactions within a multidisciplinary team and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, you will demonstrate exceptional organisational abilities, consistently meeting deadlines and efficiently managing competing priorities with professionalism.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Melbourne School of Heath Sciences“

Established in 2009, the Melbourne School of Heath Sciences is an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge translation. Our collective focus is on improving health and well-being of people, locally and globally. Our diversity of disciplines and research expertise provides us with unique shared insights into health and wellbeing, impacting on both physical and mental health outcomes across people and their families. Our research has a strong focus on cross-cutting research themes including implementation science, health services research and clinical trial methodology resulting in the integration of findings into improved care of the communities that we serve as well as influencing health policy.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Nick Petersen via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: Day Month 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) / Melbourne time zone.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

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