Technical Officer (Pharmacy, Compounding)

Curtin University of Technology
May 22, 2024
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Job Reference: 1205225 Are you passionate about contributing to the next generation of pharmaceutical professionals and thrive in a collaborative, innovative environment? Curtin Medical School are seeking a dedicated Technical Officer to join our growing team.

Your new role As a Technical Officer working as part of the Laboratory Services Team, you will be a proactive member of our team in Pharmacy and primarily support teaching laboratories, particularly in Pharmaceutical Compounding.

Your role may also involve supervising other team members who assist you, providing backup support for the Technical Specialists when necessary, and contributing to continuous improvement in our laboratories. Additionally, you will help manage consumable stocks, assist with equipment and laboratory maintenance, and maintain comprehensive documentation for laboratory procedures.

General Responsibilities:

  • Technical Guidance: Provide technical instruction and guidance to staff and students, including collaborating on the design and development of experimental processes and equipment use.
  • Health & Safety: Conduct safety inductions for staff and students, ensuring strict adherence to health and safety criteria at all times.
  • Preparation: Ensure materials and laboratory facilities are well- prepared and organized in advance for teaching and research activities.
  • Documentation: Produce documents, correspondence, and drawings, and assist in the preparation of reports.
  • SOPs: Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for safety, hazardous substances, equipment, and workspaces.
  • Maintenance: Maintain laboratories and equipment, conducting safety checks, servicing, and repairs as appropriate.
  • Stakeholder Advice: Advise stakeholders on the purchase of laboratory equipment and consumables for teaching purposes.
  • Inventory Management: Monitor and initiate orders for materials, consumables, and equipment, ensuring adequate supply levels. Participate in stock-takes.
  • Professional Development: Engage in multi-skilling and professional development programs to stay updated with advances in the field.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and advise the team leader.
  • Other Duties: Frequent/ Constant Handling and movement of equipment and materials between laboratories and buildings. Undertake other activities that align with the responsibilities and accountabilities listed above.
  • Our Ideal Candidate will have

  • A degree in a relevant discipline with experience or an equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment.
  • Commitment to providing a safe and high-quality learning experience for students.
  • Desirable:

  • Experience in disciplines related to Pharmacy.
  • Experience in tertiary education teaching laboratories.
  • Familiarity with chemical health and safety policies and guidelines.
  • Current Class “C” driver's license.
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Randy Strack, Technical Operations Manager, Curtin Medical School on 08 9266-7011 or Abby Fox, Talent Acquisition Advisor on [email protected]. About us

    The Curtin Medical School is one of four schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The school was formed in 2021 by the merger of the previous Curtin Medical School, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Medical Radiation Sciences. The school trains a range of health professionals through accredited BSc courses. This position is based within our Medical School, however you may also have the opportunity to work in related areas across the faculty.

    Curtin University We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes a gym, day- care centre, a medical centre, art gallery, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Study Leave, Community Service Leave, and access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service for Professional Staff. Plus , 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • For more information on our university, please visit www.

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    To apply, please include a cover letter addressing the criteria (noted below), and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    As part of your cover letter please answer the following statement to demonstrate your alignment with our core values of Excellence, Impact, Courage, Integrity, and Respect:

  • Highlight a situation where your collaborative attitude and respect for others helped you build strong working relationships. How did your approach foster a supportive and cohesive team environment?
  • Essential Criteria

  • A degree in a relevant discipline with experience or an equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills in a laboratory environment.
  • Commitment to providing a safe and high-quality learning experience for students.
  • To view a copy of the generic position description please use the following link:

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    Applications close: Wednesday 22 May 2024, 6PM AWST Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

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