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Technology Manager - Protein Chemistry Analysis

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Technical / Scientific Officer

  • Looking for a skilled expert in Protein Chemistry Analysis to join the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility at Macquarie University
  • Salary Package: from $105,298 to $117,167 p.a. (Level 8), plus 17% employer’s Superannuation.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term 3 years

The Role

We are seeking an expert to join our team as Technology Manager – Protein Chemistry Analysis. This role will manage the day to day operations of the Protein Chemistry Analysis stream of the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF) at Macquarie University. Reporting to the APAF Manager you will:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of APAF's strategy, taking a lead role within the specialist stream of Protein Chemistry Analysis
  • Work with clients provide appropriate Protein Chemistry Analysis services.
  • Manage and contribute expert advice for the day to day operations, projects, initiatives and resourcing, ensuring a highly professional and effective service is provided to clients, users and stakeholders.
  • Maintain knowledge, expertise and currency in sector trends and developments within Protein Chemistry Analysis, working with stakeholders and the team to incorporate best practice and build protocols, capability and services.
  • Contribute to business development and service improvement initiatives to grow and expand APAF core business (including contributing to infrastructure funding applications)
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of facilities and equipment including specifications and procurement, purchasing, installation and end of life disposal.
  • In consultation with the APAF Manager, plan for and manage the budget and financial operations within the Protein Analysis stream and contribute to financial modelling.
  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team


About Us

The Macquarie Analytical and Workshop Facility (MAWF) sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and includes a highly diverse range of analytical instrumentation and research facilities including the Australian Proteome Analysis Facility (APAF), Macquarie GeoAnalytical (MQGA), Microscopy Unit, Molecular Sciences Analytical unit and the Macquarie Engineering Technical Services (METS).

APAF provides high throughput, quality, national and international proteomics and protein chemistry research services in both fee-for-service as well as collaborative models for both academic and industry clients. The Facility operates modern functional proteomics and protein chemistry instrumentation integrated with in-house and commercial bioinformatics toolkits. The Facility has a mixed portfolio of activity including contract analysis, collaborative applied and fundamental research, training, and technology development to industry, government and the research community.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants must address the Selection Criteria below in a separate document or covering letter and upload the document as part of the application process with their curriculum vitae.

  • Proven experience in protein chemistry analysis including quantitative amino acid analysis and ideally, protein sequencing
  • Proven experience consulting with clients, scientists and researchers in the design and execution of project specific protein chemistry analyses using liquid chromatography with spectrophotometric detection
  • Demonstrated experience in providing protein chemistry analysis services to the biomedical, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors in a quality accredited environment
  • Proven experience in managing and maintaining technical facilities and equipment including budgets and financial operations.
  • Successful track record of driving business development and service improvement initiatives to grow and expand core business of an analytical facility.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse range of academic and industry stakeholders, including experience in leading and developing individual and team performance

For further information regarding this role please view the position description Download File APAF Technology Manager

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Nicki Packer, Interim Director, APAF at

Applications Close: 25 September 2020 at 11:55pm

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

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