Posted 28 September, 2022
University of Melbourne
Exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Manager to play a vital role supporting the Caruso Nanoengineering Group and laboratory management across the Department of Chemical Engineering Lead day to day laboratory management including training, budgeting, procurement, EHS compliance and upkeep of equipment $98,402- $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super and benefits!
Job no: 0057167
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Salary: UOM 7 - $98,402 - $106,519 p.a. or UOM 8 - $110,709 - $119,829 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
Exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Manager to play a vital role supporting the Caruso Nanoengineering Group and laboratory management across the Department of Chemical Engineering
Lead day to day laboratory management including training, budgeting, procurement, EHS compliance and upkeep of equipment
$98,402- $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super and benefits!
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About - Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). FEIT continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.
About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Manager to play a vital role supporting the Caruso Nanoengineering Group, pioneering the application of nanotechnology in biomedical research. The CNG laboratory has several new innovative projects emerging and you will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to these research areas through the preparation of publications, grant applications and ethics and compliance applications and reporting. The role will also contribute to laboratory management across the whole Department of Chemical Engineering, mentoring staff and students in safety and best practice, managing laboratory equipment and working with the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) Laboratory Manager.
You will lead day to day laboratory management including staff and student training, managing the budget including completing monthly reporting, purchasing and inventory/chemical management, ensuring EHS compliance, waste management, and procurement and upkeep of laboratory equipment. You will drive engagement with other laboratories across the university, nationally and internationally.
Maintain the operational performance and equipment of the CNG laboratory, ensuring a safe and clean environment that is compliant with legislation and UOM policies.
Maintain a PC2 area within CNG, ensuring regulation of the local area meeting Office of the Gene Technology Regulator's (OGTR) PC2 Guidelines for Laboratories and any relevant AS/NZS standards and that staff, students and visitors comply with the OGTR's PC2 behavioural requirements.
Independently plan and carry out research and contribute to research projects including developing timelines, writing technical reports, participating in the preparation of manuscripts and other administrative activities.
You are an experienced Laboratory Manager with demonstrated ability to complete experiments and perform research, manage safety and hygiene standards, oversee procurement and budgeting and project manage activities within tight deadlines. Your excellent communication skills enable you to communicate technical concepts both verbally and in writing, for example in technical documents, to diverse audiences. You possess highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build and develop effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and work cohesively as part of a team.
You will also have:
An Undergraduate Degree or PhD in Engineering, Science or a cognate discipline.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Australian occupational health and safety legislation and laboratory regulatory and statutory requirements.
Knowledge of Scheduled Drugs and Poison licence- and AQIS Import/Export Permit requirements
Experience in working with gases, chemicals and other dangerous goods
Demonstrated skills in computer hardware, data acquisition, operating systems and office and technical applications.
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.
Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.
About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]