Technical Officer

  • $69,522 – $79,857 pa, plus 9.5% employer superannuation (HEW level 5)
  • Full-time
  • 12-month fixed-term appointment
  • Monash University, Clayton campus

The Centre for Geometric Biology and the Marine Evolutionary Ecology Group within the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University are seeking a Technical Officer to assist in a variety of research and administration tasks within these groups.

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the lab including the maintenance of two long-term evolution experiments. You will have experience in maintaining aquatic organisms in laboratory settings while experience with phytoplankton cultures will be an advantage. Experience in running field ecology experiments in aquatic environments will also be highly regarded as travel to field sites and monitoring and maintaining field experiments will be required. Data mining projects will require familiarity with systematic literature review protocols coupled with a high level of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience in learning and adopting new software packages as required.

You will be required to take an active role in problem solving during research projects and for that reason we strongly encourage BSc Honours graduates in Ecology or Evolutionary Biology to apply.

Key selection criteria

  1. a tertiary qualification in ecology; or substantial relevant skills and work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  2. Experience in maintaining aquatic organisms in laboratory settings and experience in aquatic fieldwork
  3. Sound analytical, technical and data analysis skills and a demonstrated capacity to apply effective technical methods, processes and systems
  4. Strong organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time and plan work to meet deadlines
  5. Ability to develop basic operating procedures and provide oversight, guidance and training in relation to technical processes and use of specialised equipment
  6. Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision
  7. Strong attention to detail and accuracy and ability to adhere to protocols, standards and guidelines, including ethical research principles as required
  8. Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to draft a range of documentation
  9. Experience with research or laboratory technology including equipment and software or a demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to and learn new systems

Enquiries to Professor Dustin Marshall on +61 3 9902 4449

Closing date: 11:55 pm AEST, Tuesday 1 June 2021

For more information, or to apply, refer to the Monash University website.