Senior Technical Officer
University of New South Wales

Senior Technical Officer

Job no: 499219
Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Laboratory Technician

  • Join One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • A strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • A strong commitment to work life and family balance

The Opportunity

Join our dynamic team as a Senior Technical Officer in the Faculty of Engineering. You will ensure delivery of class-leading laboratory facility management, providing expert and technical research support to stakeholders, contributing to the research outcomes of Professor Liming Dai’s Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon in the School of Chemical Engineering 

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  • Salary: $95, 462- $103, 318 + 17% superannuation & Annual Leave loading
  • Fixed-term- 3-year contract 
  • Full time- 35hr/per week 
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Maintenance of the research facility laboratories including the provision of training and support in the use of equipment. This will include CVD, Chemical, Nano and PC2 laboratories and all analytical equipment such as sputtering devices, desktop SEM, RAM SEM, CVD furnaces, GC, and characterisation equipment.
  • Identify, analyse and innovate the conceptualisation, design, and successful conduct of projects using judgement and initiative and the use of considerable theoretical and technical skills.
  • Maintenance of research and analytical equipment such as Sputtering devices, Desk Top SEM, Raman SEM, CVD furnaces GC, GCMS, FTIR, AA, UV Vis and characterisation equipment in the laboratory
  • Contribute to the assessment of potential laboratory equipment and prepare documentation for purchasing of consumables, HMDG equipment.
  • Monitor the safe running of the laboratory equipment and develop and implement accurate safety documentation and protocols for laboratory and equipment operation to comply with University
  • and associated facilities statutory policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain the asset register and monitor relevant consumables and equipment to ensure they are on hand for research purposes in a timely manner, ensuring appropriate record keeping.
  • Develop and implement a routine preventative maintenance schedule for laboratory plant and equipment and arrange other repairs and maintenance on an ad hoc basis as required.
  • Manage Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods (HMDG) according to UNSW and School procedures. 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.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the position description.


Within your application, you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. If you are unable to view the position description please go direct to UNSW website

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position. 

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 


Steve Lalic


Applications close: 11:50pm, Wednesday, 27th May 2020 (AEST)

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 or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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Position Description

Advertised: 29 Apr 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 27 May 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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