Platform Support Officer

University of Melbourne
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$102,338 – $110,780
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Platform Support Officer

Job no: 0060465 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing (2 positions available) Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology Salary: UOM 7 – $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Contribute to the day-to-day running of the platform which provides research support for biomedical researchers using high-end optical microscopes in their research.
  • Work in a collaborative and dynamic team.
  • 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 This is an exciting opportunity for a Platform Support officer to join the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform at the University of Melbourne. The Biological Optical Microscopy Platform provides research support for biomedical researchers using high-end optical microscopes in their research. This includes confocal, live-cell, super-resolution, high-content, multi- photon, slide scanning and lightsheet microscopes and associated data analysis software.

    The position will report to the platform manager and work with a team of academic and professional staff supporting use of the platform capability.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Administer the day-to-day operation of the platform.
  • Provide training and troubleshooting for platform instruments.
  • Perform routine maintenance on all instruments.
  • Who We Are Looking For To be successful in this role you will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, enabling you to work effectively with various internal and external stakeholders. You will also demonstrate excellent organisational skills, which enable you to evaluate and manage competing demands in a dynamic environment.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science degree with subsequent relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of fluorescence and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Demonstrated expertise in sample preparation of biological samples for fluorescence microscopy applications.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in using confocal microscopes.
  • 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 – Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology The Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology has critical mass, interdisciplinary teaching and a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key themes of molecular understanding of biology and disease, translational research, drug discovery and development. The majority of the Departments research laboratories are located in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute affording excellent access to state-of-the-art technology platforms.

    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 any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    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:

  • 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 Katie Robertson 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: 30 Oct 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 20 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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