Scientific Officer, ACWEB, Faculty of EAIT

University of Queensland
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:Fixed term for up to
Working Time:Full time
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  • Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology

  • Experience in the area of analytical chemistry

  • Full-time (100%), Fixed term for up to 2 years

  • Visa sponsorship not available for this position

  • Advertisement closes on 14 April 2024 – job reference R-37243

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The Scientific Officer provides knowledge of analytical chemistry in support of the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (ACWEB) at all stages of the research life cycle.

    We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated scientist to assist the ACWEB Analytical Services laboratory (ASL)'s analytical chemistry capabilities. The position offers scientific support, analysis and quality assurance to internal and external clients on a range of analytical chemistry instrumentation.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide scientific/technical support on appropriate methods, equipment, quality assurance procedures, risk assessment and waste management.

  • Carry out sample preparation and analysis on the instruments to satisfy and accomplish research outcomes for internal and external clients.

  • Assist with routine Lab tasks (e.g. washing of glassware, changing of gas cylinders, checking and ordering of consumables, waste disposal).

  • Undertake regular quality control and assurance tasks on scientific equipment and analytical instruments (e.g. balances, pipettes, dispensers etc.).

  • Contribute to and assist in updating and maintaining standard operating procedures and manuals for analytical and laboratory equipment.

  • Implement standards and controls to achieve consistently reliable outputs.

  • Perform standard maintenance on instruments to ensure optimal performance.

  • Assist with developing a proactive safety culture and implement continuous improvement.

  • Other duties, as reasonable directed by the supervisor.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years.

    At HEW level 5, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $77,396.47 - $86,029.78, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $90,553.87 - $100,654.84 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

  • Completion of a relevant degree in chemistry or related field activities or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry particularly related to environmental and water analyses.

  • Technical capabilities in equipment such as GC, HPLC, IC, TOC, FIA, ICP- OES or similar instruments with the ability to operate, maintain analytical equipment to achieve reliable, high-quality analytical results.

  • Experience with data analysis and critical assessment from analytical procedures.

  • Knowledge of legislative requirements and operating procedures for scientific safety such as quarantine procedures, waste disposal, labelling and risk assessment.

  • Problem-solving skills, with an ability to forward plan, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and work with a high level of adaptability, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Interpersonal and communication skills with ability to produce clear, succinct documentation and the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a research environment.

  • Commitment to upholding the University's values, and with the outstanding personal qualities of openness, respectfulness and integrity.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms Krishna Gashi. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close on Sunday 14 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-37243).

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