Senior Technical Officer

Curtin University

Join our team of technical specialists and work across multiple facilities in the BioSciences precinct, as well as the new PC2 Superlab!

  • Full time, permanent role
  • $80,822 - $85,810 plus 17% superannuation
  • Play a key role in supporting our students and academics
Job Reference: 269960
Continuing, full time
$80,822 - $85,810 plus 17% superannuation

About us

The Faculty of Science and Engineering develops internationally focused graduates who are committed to excellence in their field.

The faculty is noted for its achievements in innovative teaching and learning, in particular, its high research profile through participation in Commonwealth Cooperative Research Centres, State Government Centre of Excellence, and joint activities with industry and government.  Teaching staff from the faculty have received national and international awards for their teaching qualities and practices.

Our PC2 Superlab will debut in Semester one 2020, offering the opportunity to improve the learning experience for Curtin Health Science and Science and Engineering students, explore new teaching methods and build a culture and work practices that support multidisciplinary science. 
Your new role
We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Technical Officer to join our team to provide technical support for undergraduate classes and associated services for teaching and research programs.  You will play an important role in providing instruction for students and researchers in scientific technique, as well ensuring all safe practices of work.  Working as part of the biosciences Technical team in a senior role, you may be required to attend fieldtrips to provide technical support.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Providing technical support to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of undergraduate laboratory classes, which will involve liaising and supporting academic staff and technical staff on the design and development of experiments.
  • Providing technical support and instruction to students.
  • Mentoring and delegating tasks to other technical staff within the team.
  • Ensuring all Health and Safety practices are followed, actively participate in the development of health and safety procedures and document maintenance. Work with the team to ensure compliance is maintained in all areas relevant to the role.
  • Installing, testing, maintaining, fault finding, repairing and monitoring equipment in the area.
  • Assisting with stock-takes, and ensuring materials and equipment are maintained at correct levels.
  • Collaborating and supporting other technical staff members, and seeking out opportunities for process improvement.  
You will bring to the role
  • A degree qualification in Biology/Ecology/Botany or relevant discipline; or advanced certificate and extensive relevant experience as a technician; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Extensive experience and skills in the conduct of biological and ecological laboratory techniques.
  • The confidence and ability to communicate effectively with staff and students.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding knowledge of, and commitment to ensuring, Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • Strong commitment to participating in upskilling programs and professional development.
  • Experience in a tertiary education laboratory environment is desirable.
  • Exposure to a PC2 working environment would be advantageous but is not essential.
What we offer you
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance.
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation.
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities available.
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Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Laura Keenan – Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone:  +61 8 9266 4640  

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Applications close: 9:00 PM, Thursday 23 January 2020


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.