Technical Officer

  • University of Adelaide
  • Australia, SA
  • Jun 3, 2021
Technology Part Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

(HEO4) $64,961 to $71,203 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, part-time (0.8FTE) position available until June 2022

Support the on-going operation and maintenance of a field site that is part of an important national and international network measuring the exchange of carbon dioxide and water between the land ecosystem and the earth’s atmosphere.

In this role as Technical Officer, you will work with the Principle Investigators (Professor Wayne Meyer and Professor David Chittleborough) in maintaining field instrumentation to measure carbon dioxide and water vapour flux and soil water and nutrient movement in a Mallee ecosystem. The successful incumbent will monitor and process the continuous data stream generated from the field site. This will require considerable laboratory based computer work with close interaction with members of the TERN Ecosystems Processes team from other sites across Australia. The position has a diversity of indoor and outdoor instrumentation, communication and data processing tasks in a critically important environmental setting.

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Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at:

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 23 June 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Adjunct Professor Wayne Meyer
School of Biological Sciences, Landscape Systems
P: +61 (8) 8313 8110
E: [email protected]

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.