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Technical Officer - Health Biosciences (Bundoora)

Job no: 592617
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Science, Health and Medicine, Technical Laboratory Support

  • Full-time, ongoing position 
  • Salary Level HEW 6 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About Us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College

The STEM College Office Professional staff delivers services to all four Schools across five distinct functions:     

  • Student Lifecycle   
  • Planning & Operations   
  • Technical Services   
  • Program Lifecycle & Governance   
  • WIL & Engagement   

Relevant digital solutions – such as Workday – are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group’s end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures.   

The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.  

About You

Reporting to the Technical Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing expert technical service and advice to support the functions and users of the laboratories and workspaces. You’ll be responsible for maintaining and demonstrating the operation of laboratory equipment and instruments, while also providing technical support to staff and students.

In addition, you will be expected to ensure the maintenance of the laboratories and support the adoption and implementation of OHS standards, ensuring delivery of client centric, professional service.

To be successful in this position, you’ll have, but not limited to:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with medical radiation/medical imaging equipment
  • Proven experience with radiography software programs including SyngoVia, Eclips and ProKnow. Comfort with trouble shooting, essential
  • Experience with Siemens x-ray medical radiation equipment including Siemens digital and mobile x-ray systems is highly desirable but willingness to learn, essential
  • Understanding of Agfa radiography systems would be beneficial but willingness to learn, essential
  • Experience in VERT, highly desirable
  • A strong understanding of current OH&S legislation and regulations to comply with legislative and safety protocols around the use of medical ionising radiation including radioactive material
  • An ability to be responsible for routine quality assurance of equipment and liaising with the relevant vendors to schedule preventative maintenance servicing of equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines in a high-volume environment with excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance
  • Be responsible for the provision and collection of OSLs for academic staff and students
  • The ability to work in a team to assist academic staff in setting up the Skills Labs in preparation for classes (including safely transferring and moving anthropomorphic phantoms)
  • Excellent communication, relationship building and negotiation skills with the ability to work collegiately with academic and professional staff, students, and external clients from diverse cultural backgrounds


  • A degree or diploma in Science or Engineering plus demonstrated experience in a Medical Radiations or Medical Imaging environment
  • Completion of a recognised Radiation Safety course relating to medical radiations or registered with AHPRA as a Medical Radiations Practitioner

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check, VIC Radiation License and ‘Safe Moving People’ certificate.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Yardenah Brickman via email

Download File HEW 6 - Technical Officer (PD).pdf

Applications close on Tuesday, 26th January at 11:55pm.

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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.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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