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Technical Officer Instrumentation and Research Laboratories

Job no: 567866
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Sciences, Administration

  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full time, continuing position
  • $75,578 - $81,811 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.  Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College compromises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs in science, engineering, health and technology at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study. There is a vibrant research community attracting funding from a range of government and industry sources. The College has an annual income of approximately $425 million and employs over 1,000 staff providing on and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Technical Manager for laboratory chemistry, the Research Instrument Technical officer is responsible for the operations of instruments within the research laboratories. In collaboration with the Technical Coordinator you will ensure instrumentation facilities are suitable and safe and liaise with University service areas to ensure compliance with RMIT policies and State and Commonwealth regulations. In this role, you will understand and operate research instruments, be responsible for training and maintaining all instrument records while also overseeing that the research labs are always maintained in a clean and functioning state. You will also be able to apply a fundamental understanding of a broad range of analytical techniques in applied chemistry.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate you will have excellent computer skills and will be familiar with different software. Proven experience in the operation and training of users in analytical instrumentation such as, LCMS, atomic absorption spectrometer, MPAES, UV-Vis Spectrometer, flourimeter, FTIR, gas chromatography, ion chromatography, solvent extraction systems and microwave digestion systems will be highly advantageous.  In addition, you will have a proven track record of building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders and have excellent reporting, written and verbal skills. Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize in a fast pace changing environment will be imperative to your success in this role.

In addition:

  • A degree in chemistry or extensive work experience in chemistry teaching laboratories.
  • Specialist knowledge of and extensive experience in analytical instrumentation.
  • A valid Working with Children Check.

To Apply

To view a position description, please see below or for further information please contact Rebecca Flower on + 61 9925 2633.

Applications close on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

Download File Position Description - Technical officer Instrumentation and Research Laboratories.pdf

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Application close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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