La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Technical Officer (Anatomy and Physiology)



Technical Officer (Anatomy and Physiology)

Job No.: 566619

Work type: Continuing

  • Full-time, continuing role
  • Based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • Competitive Salary including 17% Superannuation
  • About the position

    This position falls within the Facilities and Technical Services (FTS) team in Science, primarily supporting the Anatomy and Physiology teaching laboratories for the School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment (SABE). The successful candidate will have responsibility for the provision of a range of technical services and advice to ensure the effective delivery and maintenance of the capability and operation of these teaching laboratories, working closely with the laboratory teaching team.

    This role works closely with a number of stakeholders including the academic teaching, Infrastructure and Operations and the Health Safety and Environment teams. It also contributes to shared services, as provided by the FTS team, consistent with service expectations as determined by either the Technical Coordinator or the Senior Coordinator of Facilities and Technical Services (Science).

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • An understanding of regulatory requirements around the Human Tissue Act.
  • Completion of a degree with subsequent relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of scientific teaching and/or research equipment/facilities, with respect to operations, maintenance and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and efficiently, set priorities and deliver outputs in a timely manner.
  • Some responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a small and discrete work unit, including allocating and prioritising work (i.e. resource management), meeting service standards and assisting with the monitoring or review of systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and take responsibility for outcomes (accountable).
  • Demonstrated well-developed analytical and technical problem-solving capability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated customer service focus and solution orientated approach.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated experience in customer service including high level interpersonal skills and the ability to respond to people positively, confidently and with respect.
  • High level proficiency in computer software packages including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail, and the use of the internet as a research tool.
  • Well-developed understanding of Health & Safety regulations and procedures.
  • Desirable

  • Experience in working in a Higher Education teaching laboratory setting and/or especially in the field of Anatomy and the handling of human specimens.
  • First Aid Level 2 qualification
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, 29th November 2023

    Position Enquiries: Jonathan Tully – Coordinator MAPP

    Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Jacqueline Lava - Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Technical Officer (Anatomy and Physiology).pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position', which is located in the position description.
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    Job details


    Technical Officer (Anatomy and Physiology)


    La Trobe University




    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 29, 2023

    Job type



    Biology,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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