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Laboratory Technician

Apply now Job no: 507351
Work type: Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Technical / Scientific Officer

  • Salary Package:  From $66,467 to $71,637 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) (HEW Level 4), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Part Time (17.5 hours per week), continuing role
  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde, Macquarie Park)

The Role

The School of Education is seeking an experienced and service focused laboratory technician to provide technical and logistical laboratory services to support the learning and teaching objectives of students in the School of Education. In this busy and varied part-time role, you will prepare and maintain laboratory equipment, plant, animal and chemical materials to ensure availability for teaching staff and university students to use in their practical classes. You will also be asked to demonstrate straightforward laboratory techniques, equipment and procedures to staff and students, ensuring that you follow and demonstrate safe work procedures and standard operating procedures.  For further information regarding this role please download and view the Position Description.

About You

You will have previous experience working as a technician in a science laboratory. You will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of current molecular techniques, using laboratory equipment and explain procedures. You will have excellent organisational skills, a high level of attention to detail and be able to communicate and present information clearly to a wide variety of people. You will have a strong professional service focus and be able to actively demonstrate the values of the Faculty of Arts Professional Services Charter; teamwork, excellence, service, and innovation.  

About Us

The School of Education is shaping the future of education through transformative learning and research. Our strengths in stakeholder engagement and research ensures we’re leading the way and enriching the lives of those who graduate, as well as the students who are the eventual recipients of all that we accomplish on campus.

Our future-facing programs have their foundations in interdisciplinary research and our curriculum allows our students to learn discipline studies from experts across the university. Our research and teaching is supported by outstanding facilities and opportunities. These include the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre that provides long day care for the community as well as exceptional observation and research opportunities; and Macquarie University school for children between kindergarten to year 6 who have special learning needs.

The School is within Macquarie's Faculty of Arts who are united in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery. Our research is gaining global recognition and with two research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. 

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, please provide your resume and a short 1-2 page cover letter that addresses the selection criteria: 

  • Certificate or Diploma in a relevant area and experience working in science laboratories or similar, including as a laboratory technician
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to perform current molecular techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and plan for optimal use of laboratory equipment resources
  • Ability and willingness to assist with administrative tasks related to supporting learning and teaching of science students
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly to a wide variety of people.

Enquiries: Mal Sawley, HR Administrator, at

Applications Close: 1 March 2020, 11:55pm (EST)

Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde, 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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