Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor

University of Melbourne
April 11, 2024
Offerd Salary:$102,338 - $110,780
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Laboratory Manager and OHS Advisor

Job no: 0038049 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences School: OHS and Laboratory Management Salary: UOM 7 – $102,338 - $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Impactful leadership in laboratory compliance and safety within a world- class research environment.

  • Opportunity to shape the future of healthcare, research, and public health initiatives.

  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

  • About the Role We have an exciting opportunity available within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (FMDHS) for an experienced professional. The role is based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a world-class institute combining research, teaching, public health, and clinical care. You'll work closely with academic and professional managers, contributing to the safe and effective delivery of laboratory and office spaces, making a significant impact on public health and diagnostic activities.

    The position require the ability to navigate a complex organisational structure and shared services model while leading laboratory compliance programs, making them unique and rewarding opportunities for the right candidates.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Laboratory Management: Oversee licenses, permits, and regulatory compliance for laboratory facilities, ensuring adherence to safety standards and streamlined processes.

  • Safety, Compliance, and Risk Management: Develop safety objectives, risk assessments, and standard procedures, provide OHS training, conduct audits and investigations, and collaborate with key partners.

  • Relationship Management: Establish strong relationships with facility users, operations teams, and stakeholders, working collaboratively to implement compliance strategies and projects.

  • Who We Are Looking For You are the person we're looking for if you have excellent interpersonal skills, and can consult, influence, and build rapport effectively. You're also known for your proven organisational skills, capable of balancing multiple demands and working to deadlines.

    You will also have:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as science and occupational health and safety (OH&S).

  • Demonstrate substantial experience working within scientific or medical laboratory environments and the ability to coordinate personnel effectively in a matrix environment.

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of occupational health and safety legislation, as well as laboratory regulatory and statutory requirements. Prove the ability to propose practical solutions for OHS and laboratory issues, considering legislation, standards, and guidance materials.

  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position . This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – OHS and Laboratory Management Join the FMDHS OH&S / Laboratory Management team, and you'll be at the heart of an organisation that's the backbone of academic excellence. Our diverse faculty spans across multiple units, from schools to clinical research areas, all with a shared commitment to ensuring the well-being of our community and maintaining the University's stellar reputation.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents (Please specify which role/roles you wish to apply for):

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 11 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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