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Technical Officer - Microbiology

Sydney School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Science

Reference no. 2266/1118F 

  • Opportunity to be part of a team to provide technical support to clinicians, researchers and students
  • Full-time position, 12 Months Fixed Term, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: HEO 5: $73,358 p.a. - $82,136 p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Technical Officer - Microbiology, will be responsible for providing essential technical support to staff and students using the work areas, undertakes routine analysis in accordance with established procedures/standards, prepares the laboratory for student practicals and prepares and carries out analysis and experiments related to the work area. Coordinates the daily operation of the Laboratory facility, carries out technical and electronic maintenance and development of laboratory equipment and collects and records qualitative data in preparation for analysis by diagnostic/research staff. Work is carried out ensuring the relevant Work, Health and Safety standards are met and are aligned to the University’s Work Health & Safety (WHS) policy.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Technical Officer - Microbiology who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training, and is certified to work in a laboratory, with a willingness to undertake further training and/or studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods.
  • Experience in diagnostic microbiology, preferably veterinary.
  • Advanced microscopy skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including storing research data appropriately in databases and/or statistical analysis programs, and extracting relevant reporting and/or analysis.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is an internationally renowned provider of education and research and has staff and students based on campus at Camperdown and the University’s Camden campus. A key contributor to world best practice in the care of and welfare of animals for more than 100 years, our ongoing success is a result of the contribution of our innovative team of academic and professional staff members.

This position is in Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS), a unit within the Sydney School of

Veterinary Science in the Faculty of Science. The VPDS unit provides a quality service to the University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (UVTH), researchers and external veterinary practitioners. VPDS supports undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, and engagement with the professional community. This is through provision of a high quality diagnostic anatomical and clinical pathology service to the profession (University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals, external veterinary clinics), support of laboratory teaching, instruction of veterinary students in final year professional placement rotations and furthering professional education through residency and Continuing Veterinary Education programs

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2266/1118F to apply.


Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 December 2018 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

 

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

 

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Diseases

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School

Reference no. 2185/1118C

 

About the opportunity 

The position of Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Diseases is to provide leadership in education and research in Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.  The position will be appointed in the Sydney Medical School, have a clinical appointment in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) or NSW Health Pathology, and be integral to the multidisciplinary research activities of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI). The successful applicant should have an internationally competitive research program, experience in the successful supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and deep understanding of the rapid changes in the clinical and laboratory aspects of infectious disease and medical microbiology.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in curriculum design and to contribute to the delivery of state-of-the-art courses. The successful applicant will also be part of the leadership team at the MBI, whose executive is based at Westmead, with major sites on the Camperdown and Camden campuses.  The appointee is expected to be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical and/or laboratory activities either in the Department of Infectious Diseases (SLHD) or the Microbiology Laboratory (NSW Health Pathology) which are integrated and co-located within Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students located across 9 major campuses.   The Faculty of Medicine and Health is a major contributor to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health include the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy, Public Health and Medical Sciences. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention and challenging the status quo.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time continuing position at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Clinical activities within LHD’s will be in accord with the Senior Medical Practitioners Clinical Academics award arrangements as they apply in NSW and will be under the Sydney LHD’s and/or NSW Health Pathology’s governance.

 

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  For more information on the position and how to apply, visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2185/1118C.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 13 January 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

© The University of Sydney