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Laboratory and Technical Support Advisor

Advertiser: James Cook University3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (70 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Jan 2020
Cairns & Far North
$75,723 - $82,015 plus 17% superannuation
Work Type
Full Time
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services
  • Be at the forefront of science in the Tropics
  • Work alongside world leading scientists
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.


We offer an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory and Technical Support Advisor ($75,723 - $82,015) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).   A continuing appointment, this position is based at our state-of-the-art facilities at JCU Cairns. 


What can you accomplish in the role

Working autonomously with broad direction from the Team Leader, Laboratories and Technical Staff, you will provide technical support and expertise for laboratory practical classes and field trips. Key to your success will be your ability to support undergraduate’s and in particular the planning and preparation of logistics for field trips including field equipment, transport, accommodation and meals as well as your participation in field excursions.


What will you bring to the role

As someone with demonstrated experience in standard laboratory techniques you must have familiarity with the equipment and methods utilised in laboratories and be able to prepare, organise and set up for practical classes whilst ensuring a clean and safe workplace is maintained at all times.  Your comprehensive understanding of WHS legislation and how it applies in a laboratory environment will see you succeed in this interesting and varied role.



Consistently voted in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging


How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17036

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