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Senior Technician

Job no: 499162
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Technical/Laboratory support

  • Opportunity exists for an experienced Technician to bring their skills and expertise to our collaborative and research intensive University within the Faculty of Science!
  • Salary range: Level 5 $67,114 - $74,624 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Full time, ongoing appointment

Faculty of Science

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment (SAgE)

School of Earth Sciences (SES)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The team

The Technical and Safety Support Team provides appropriate support to the Faculty in line with the defined teaching and research strategies, with a focus on high performance and compliance. The team operates across a broad portfolio including Lab Management, Technical Service Provision & Delivery, Fieldwork, Asset Management and Occupational Safety and Health. 

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will, under broad direction, work as part of a team charged with delivering the laboratory and field component of the Faculty's Undergraduate and Postgraduate Curriculum. In addition you will provide advice and technical support to academics and students in experimental setups and operation of complex and specialised analytical equipment. Although the focus of this role will be on providing teaching and research support within the Teaching Laboratories for SAgE and SES, you will be required to assist and advise in various laboratory or field contexts as needed.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency in laboratory support
  • Substantial relevant experience within a teaching/research environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within the guidelines of manual handling.
  • Knowledge of a variety of levels of laboratory safety, including but not limited to; chemical, electrical, laser, compressed gasses and cryogenic materials.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills including collaborative skills.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

About you

We are in search for an experienced self-motivated individual to supervise and provide technical support and advice to academics and students. The successful appointee will be required to have a current “C” Class driver’s license and will have the willingness to travel within the state when required.

Closing date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 305930.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time