Technician (Soils)

University of Melbourne


May 23, 2022


Technician (Soils)

Job no: 0055871 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time/Fixed-term until March 2024 Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Department/School: School of Agriculture and Food Salary: Level 4– $69,365 – $73,618 (pro rata) p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia's #1 university and 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.

About the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is a leader in agricultural, food and veterinary science education and research in Australia. The faculty comprises the Melbourne Veterinary School and the School of Agriculture and Food. The faculty operates across three campuses: Parkville, Werribee and Dookie.

About the Role The Technician (Soils) will play a key role in the ARC Research Hub Themes 3 and 4 across this multi-disciplinary, industry-university partnership. Working closely with the project team this position will provide technical research support in Themes 1 to 4 of the ARC Research Hub

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Assist with, and conduct laboratory and glasshouse experimental work as directed by the research teams to meet project milestones and reporting schedule.
  • Assist with fieldwork, working closely with the research teams.
  • Under limited supervision, liaise with postdoctoral, research higher degree, Honours and Masters' student researchers to support them in conducting laboratory incubation and glasshouse experiments.
  • About You You will have w ell-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to liaise professionally across all levels with internal and external stakeholders, and with a diverse range of people.

    Ideally, you will further have:

  • Completion of a diploma level qualification with relevant work-related experience in a relevant discipline such as agriculture, soil science, agronomy, crop science, environmental science, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of soil science, with experience in processing soil and plant samples in the laboratory.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively and effectively within a team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • 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 and 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
  • To find out more, please visit https: // benefits.

    Be Yourself At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. 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://

    Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

    Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: https: //

    Advertised: 02 May 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 23 May 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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