Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor (Doherty Institute)

University of Melbourne
December 08, 2022
Offerd Salary:$98,402 - $106,519
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Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor (Doherty Institute)

Job no: 0038039 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time, Continuing Faculty: Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: OHS and Laboratory Management Salary: UOM 7 – $98,402 - $106,519 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About MDHS OHS & LABORATORY MANAGEMENT FMDHS has a large number of organisational units, including schools, departments, institutes and clinical research areas located on and off campus. Some academic units are embedded in external hospital or institute partners' sites.

The Doherty Institute is a world-class institute combining research in infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services. It is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

About the Role Working closely with academic and professional managers of the University and RMH units within the Doherty Institute, this role is responsible for the delivery of well-managed laboratory and office spaces that enable learning & teaching, research, and public health and diagnostic activities to be conducted safely and effectively.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with MDHS managers to ensure that infrastructure and facilities within the assigned areas are efficiently and effectively managed to meet the Institute's teaching and research, and Public Health and diagnostics objectives
  • PC2 Laboratory Certification, Drugs & Poisons Licences, Radiation Licences, Quarantine Import / Export Permits

  • Developing and proposing annual Objectives and Targets in consultation with senior management, OHS Committee members and relevant stakeholders.

  • Providing a high standard of service and support to the local area.
  • About You You will have excellent interpersonal skills with a proven capacity to consult, influence and build rapport with a broad range of people, and maintain strong effective relationships. You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively within a team environment. Your proven organisational skills with the ability to balance competing demands, prioritise effectively and work to deadlines will be highly valuable.

    You will also have:

  • Undergraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline, such as science and OH&S.
  • Extensive experience working within a scientific or medical laboratory environment and coordination of personnel in a matrix environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of OGTR regulatory requirements and proven experience working within a PC2 containment facility.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation, OHS management systems, laboratory regulatory and statutory requirements. Proven ability to propose practical solutions to OHS and laboratory issues, taking into account legislation, standards and guidance materials.

  • Highly developed computer literacy, particularly using the Microsoft Office suite of applications, database/records management systems and web technology, including the ability to learn and adopt new modes of communication and software packages as required.

  • 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
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    Be Yourself 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.

    Join Us!

    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 https://

    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

    Advertised: 24 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 08 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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