This position is responsible for coordinating the set-up and management of laboratory resources across the institute. The incumbent will interact closely with Laboratory Heads and Head of Facilities as well as a range of external stakeholders including regulators, service providers and suppliers and representatives of government departments.
Your responsibilities will include:
- In consultation with the Centre Head/Deputy Head and laboratory heads implement and manage the strategic direction of the Institute’s laboratory operations
- Maintain knowledge of laboratory workflows, activities, technologies and related regulatory requirements and standards, including institute policies and procedures
- Prioritise and coordinate the services and support to laboratories in consultation with laboratory heads and other staff as appropriate
- Maintain laboratory facilities and equipment to PC2 and PC3 requirements
- Manage Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) and import permits ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
- Assist with OGTR and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) submissions
- Ensure that appropriate training is provided to staff and students in relation to laboratory practices and health and safety
- Ensure laboratories are compliant with institute and regulatory health and safety procedures in consultation with Occupational Health and Safety Manager
- Coordinate equipment acquisition in consultation with Centre Head/Deputy Head, Equipment Committee and others as required
- Monitor and provide reports as required on expenditure on consumable items, equipment and services
You will have:
- A tertiary qualification in science or related discipline
- Honours degree
- Significant experience managing a laboratory within a research or university environment
- Detailed understanding of laboratory management issues and processes with excellent record keeping skills
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and projects within time frames
- Strong knowledge of OGTR regulatory requirements for PC2 lab
- Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to manage conflicting interests and relationships within the Centre
- High level computer skills, particularly MS Office software, databases and spreadsheets
- Good knowledge of workplace health and safety legislation and practice
Postgraduate qualifications in science and working knowledge of OGTR requirements for PC3 lab is desirable.
Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation. Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.
To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:
- Detailed resume including the names and contact information of 3 referees
- Written statement addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the attached position description
Applications close at 11:30pm on 10 April 2016.
Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant may be required to apply for a Working with Children Check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.