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Senior Scientific Officer

Apply now Job no: 504482
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Technical / Scientific Officer

Senior Scientific Officer- Fixed Term position

  • Salary Package from $81,434 - $89,889 (HEW Level 6), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term for 11 months

The Role

Reporting to the Department Managers of both Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Sciences, the successful applicant will coordinate and provide technical and administrative support to teaching and research related fieldwork activities within both departments. They will also be managing and maintain all field work equipment and assess and approve risk management and logistics of field related activities using a proprietary fieldwork and risk management system.

As the successful applicant, you will be actively engaged in implementing, monitoring and maintaining processes, procedures and documentation relating to fieldwork teaching and research to support department needs.

About You

We are seeking a motivated and appropriately skilled individual to work with both students and researchers in all field-work related activities. You are able to build rapport quickly and your collaborative approach to work will enable you to create strong relationships with your colleagues. You will be a skilled communicator and able to communicate to a diverse range of stakeholders and users. You will have a strong service focus whilst also managing time and resources to achieve department objectives.

About Us

The Department of Environmental Sciences  at Maquarie hosts dynamic and dedicated academics and research students who study and teach the interactions between the physical, biological and human environments. Within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences the focus is to build a community of creative and critical thinkers that sets the geoscience agenda. They aim to better comprehend how the Earth works, how it influences our lives, and the impacts that we have as a society on the Earth.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.


To Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.  

  • A relevant degree in Science or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education/training and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fieldwork in a higher education environment
  • Knowledge of workplace health and safety legislation, principles and practices applicable to fieldwork
  • Knowledge of manual handling techniques
  • Sound communication and computer skills including MS Office and relevant scientific software


Enquiries: Jennifer Rowland, Department Manager of Earth and Planetary Sciences +61 2 9850 8426 or email

Applications Close: 1 October 2018 11.55pm

Location: Macquarie University Campus, Macquarie Park


Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.



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