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Technical Assistant – Medicine/biosciences


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UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Together, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and Wallace Wurth Building accommodate 400 laboratory-based researchers and research students spread across 7 laboratory areas. Research and technical support services are shared between buildings and off-campus UNSW-managed facilities to provide logistics support, effective laboratory infrastructure, equipment maintenance and media preparation services

The Opportunity

  • Fixed-term, Part-time contract (17.5 hrs/week) until 31st Dec 2021
  • $60,589 base (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Some site travel required – Drivers licence is essential
  • Some manual labour involved, must be medically fit to lift up to 10kgs
  • Must have full working right for at least the duration of the contract

The Technical Assistant provides routine support to UNSW Medicine and Biosciences researchers in regard to facilities, resources and general laboratory housekeeping such as waste management, wash up, media preparation and autoclaving services, either on-campus or off campus at UNSW-managed facilities.

Please see the attached position description for more details. Technical Assistant - Level 3 - Med Research Infrastructure

Skills and Experience

  • Completion of Year 12 and relevant experience, or completion of a Certificate or Associate Diploma in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in basic laboratory requirements, including PC2 laboratories
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with proven ability to provide high level customer service to a wide range of stakeholders of various backgrounds and levels of seniority
  • Sound organisational skills, with proven ability to exercise judgment over task sequencing and solve simple problems associated with workflows
  • Effective written and electronic record keeping skills, with attention to detail, including proficiency with relevant computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, email and database applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently, including under direction when performing more complex tasks
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Antonetta Di Stefano E:[email protected]

Applications close: 11pm, Sunday 28th March 2021

Find out more about working at UNSW at https://med.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity