APS4 Laboratory Support Officer

Posted 01 August 2022
Salary$44 per hour, Benefits: Federal Government contract in Sydney CBD
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment Federal, Other

Job description

  • Federal Government opportunity in Sydney CBD
  • Contract until the end of June 2023 with the possibility of extension
  • $44 per hour + super (Negotiable depending on experience)
Our client is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Laboratory Support Officer. The Laboratory Support Officer will contribute to operational laboratory management and delivery of scientific services.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Contribute to the laboratory and equipment maintenance schedule, including cleaning, calibration, servicing and repair.
  • Assist with the maintenance of chemical registers and ensuring compliance with storage and other requirements.
  • Provide a range of administrative activities and office services that contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the section and supports the delivery of objectives.
  • Assist with planning, booking and acquitting official travel for the Director and other staff as required.
  • Prepare laboratory consumables and reagents, including microbiological culture media and solutions using aseptic technique.
  • Document sample receipt and accession and prepare microbial, animal and plant specimens for identification, as required.
  • Enter data and maintain manual and computer-based records with a high level of accuracy and in accordance with laboratory protocols.
  • Provide support or conduct diagnostic procedures, including (but not limited to) sampling for serological or molecular assays.
  • Contribute to the implementation of systems improvement initiatives, specifically a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Surveillance Information Management System (SIMS), and the application of fees and charges through PEBS or Automated Import Management System (AIMS).
About You:
  • Laboratory Technician experience, with knowledge in at least one area of microbiology, molecular biology, entomology, plant pathology, botany or other field relevant to biosecurity.
  • Experience in administration, with knowledge in procurement, management of resources, official travel, record keeping and reporting.
  • Knowledge in government procurement and financial management systems (e.g., TechnologyOne and SAP Concur), is highly desirable.
  • Have or be prepared to develop an understanding of quality assurance and quality control and how these apply to the laboratory tasks and associated record keeping.
  • Well-developed ability to support routine diagnostic tests in a plant health diagnostic laboratory, including the ability to document and prepare microbial, animal and plant specimens for identification and/or retention.
  • Ability to undertake less complex diagnostic tests as required with limited supervision.
  • Ability to prepare laboratory consumables and reagents using aseptic techniques, including microbiological culture media and solutions.
To Apply:

In order to be considered applicants are required to hold an Australian Citizenship and requires a Baseline Vetting security clearance.
If this sounds like the role for you, please submit an updated copy of your resume in MS Word format by hitting APPLY NOW or call Ankita on 02 9200 3683 for more information.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.