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Research Technical Services & Facilities Team Leader

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Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: HEO8, Management, Technical, Laboratory and Research Support

·Prestigious international university
·Wide range of employee benefits
·Continuing Research Technical Team Leader role available

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement.

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

Working with broad direction and a degree of autonomy, the Research Technical Services and Facilities Team Leader is responsible for leading a team of professional staff in the delivery of consistent, high quality, innovative and effective research technical and laboratory support services which support School, Faculty and University research strategic goals and business plan objectives.

The Research Technical Services and Facilities Team Leader supports the development of high level analysis of business and research needs, drives efficiencies, interdisciplinary collaboration and communication to build capacity and capability in operational research support services, programs and initiatives. In addition, the Team Leader will be responsible for developing new technical platforms to support Faculty research and the wider research communities.

Salary: HEO8 ($93,493 to $105,179) per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements:
1.Proven experience in the management of a significant research support function at a Faculty level or equivalent
2.Demonstrated experience in leading a team of research professionals in a busy environment that has competing priorities
3.Demonstrated experience communicating, both verbally and in writing, in a succinct, professional and responsive manner to deliver client centric results
4.Extensive knowledge and experience in compliance and safety management for laboratories
5.Proven practical expertise in utilising state-of-the-art techniques, instrumentation and emerging technologies across a range of areas in sciences
6.High-level knowledge of general laboratory design and function as well as compliance with certification, operating procedures and safety practices applicable to a high throughput laboratory
7.Demonstrated knowledge of the University sector, funding of research and of related structures and processes in a research-oriented field
8.Post graduate laboratory science qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries with regards to the application process, please contact Michelle Carter, HR Officer, email: If you have any queries regarding the position, please contact Mailys Stirling, Research Technical Services Manager, email:

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Closing date: 9am Monday, 25 September 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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