Job no: 501259
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration, Research Administration support

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The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) has an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology, including proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases.

The Technical Assistant supports the smooth running and day to day management and operation of the School’s teaching and research laboratories.

About the role

$69K – $73K plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
Full time (35 hours)

The Technical Assistant reports to the Technical Laboratory Manager and has nil direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:
Assist with the day to day operations of the School’s teaching laboratories under the guidance and direction of the Technical Laboratory Manager and/or Technical Officers.
Provide technical assistance in the setup and/or delivery of demonstrations in the School’s teaching laboratories, facilitating a smooth turnaround of classes.
Assist with the day to day operations of the School’s Research laboratories under the guidance and direction of the Technical Laboratory Manager and/or Technical Officers.
Ensure proper storage, disinfection of instruments and equipment as required.
Assist in the construction of new demonstrations and related equipment.
Source and purchase equipment and consumables and provide general office administration as directed by the Technical Laboratory Manager and/or Technical Officers.
Assist with the management of laboratory inventory using various registers; ensuring accurate labelling and recordkeeping.
Assist the Technical Officers to ensure laboratory compliance with WHS policies and provide suggestions to improve WHS in the School/s.
Conduct the portable appliance testing (PAT) in the School, if applicable.
Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct.
Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:
Completion of a relevant tertiary qualification in a science related discipline and/or relevant work experience.
Demonstrated experience in basic laboratory techniques and an understanding of safety procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently with minimum supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills.
Sound computer literacy skills, including intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
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.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online – applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Marlene Tsie
E: m.tsie@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: March 3rd, 2021

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Position Description

Advertised: 17 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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