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Date Posted: Posted6 days ago

Job Description

Job no: 503592
Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Laboratory Technician

Technical Assistant

Employment Type: Part-time (17.5 hour week)

Duration: Fixed Term role until the end of 2022

Remuneration: $61,807 p.a (FTE) plus 17% superannuation and leave loading

Location: Kensington NSW

  • Build a career that feels like a calling
  • Take advantage of all the things that are happening on campus, with university-wide talks, events and lectures open to all
  • Be inspired by the talent and passion of colleagues and students

UNSW Medicine & Health is a national leader in learning teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga. Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Together, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and Wallace Wurth Building accommodate 400 laboratory-based researchers and research students spread across 7 laboratory areas. Research and technical support services are shared between buildings and off-campus UNSW-managed facilities to provide logistics support, effective laboratory infrastructure, equipment maintenance and media preparation services.

Why your role matters

As the Technical Assistant, you will provide routine support to UNSW Medicine & Health researchers in regard to facilities, resources and general laboratory housekeeping such as waste management, wash up, media preparation and autoclaving services, either on-campus or off campus at UNSW-managed facilities.

The role of Technical Assistant reports to the Technical Team Leader and has no direct reports. Please see the attached Position Description for full details.

Who you are

To be successful you must have:

  • Completion of Year 12 and relevant experience, or completion of a Certificate or Associate Diploma in a relevant discipline, or and equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Sound Knowledge of and experience in basic laboratory requirements, including PC2 laboratories.
  • Ability to conduct manual tasks including transportation, distribution, and storage of goods and waste management of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with proven ability to provide high level customer service to a wide range of stakeholders of various backgrounds and levels of seniority.
  • Sound organisational skills, with proven ability to exercise judgment over task sequencing and solve simple problems associated with workflows.
  • Effective written and electronic record keeping skills, with attention to detail, including proficiency with relevant computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, email and database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently, including under direction when performing more complex tasks.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Coordinator E:

Applications close: Sunday 28th November at 11:55pm

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 17 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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