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Senior Scientific Officer - School of Biomedical Sciences

Job no: 498665
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Technical/Laboratory support

Senior Scientific Officer | REF: 498665|
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty Service Delivery Centre (Technical Services)

  • Leadership role
  • Innovative and collaborative team culture
  • Full time Level 7 ($84,629 – $94,137 per annum, plus 17% superannuation)

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.

About the area: the Technical Services team is responsible for the safe delivery of technical services and support for teaching and research to the academic staff of the faculties. The team provides a wide array of specific technical support, and is responsible for the development and implementation of safe systems of work in laboratory spaces.

About the opportunity: under limited direction from the Technical Manager, you will lead a large multidisciplinary team of 11 to deliver both undergraduate and postgraduate units and coordinate practical lab classes for Biomedical Science based at QEII Medical Centre. You will manage and motivate your team, review and improve existing service delivery and ensure safe and healthy work practices are maintained.

About you: you will hold a tertiary level qualification in a relevant field of science (i.e. microbiology, pharmacology or pathology) and significant experience within a similar senior scientific or technical related role (preferably in microbiology, pharmacology or pathology). In addition, you will demonstrate experience in successfully managing and motivating a technical scientific team.

To be considered for this role, you demonstrate:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification;
  • an ability to effectively supervise and manage staff;
  • substantial and extensive senior scientific and/or technical experience at an appropriate level;
  • the ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team;
  • proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level consultation skills;
  • excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • an ability to contribute to long term planning and strategic direction;
  • knowledge of relevant policies and procedures for the supervision of personnel, financial and student activities especially within undergraduate and postgraduate teaching laboratories; and
  • knowledge of occupational health and safety policies and general safety issues, and of internal and external regulations relating to receiving, handling, storage and disposal of biological and other hazardous substances.

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.

Closing date: Monday 3rd July 2017 at 9am AEST

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 File316070.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion 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