Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Technical Officer - Hydrogen Storage Research Group & Chemistry Teaching Labs



Job Reference: 1176727

Hydrogen Storage Research Group (HSRG)

As the world transitions towards a future of green energy, we require new technologies to enable the widespread adoption of renewable energy. Here at Curtin, the Hydrogen Storage Research Group team (HSRG) investigates new types of materials for energy storage.

Our expertise in this area is used in conjunction with our industry partners to provide real-world solutions to research-level problems in the energy storage space. Our expertise spans multiple research fields, including those of hydrogen-rich materials, new battery technologies, and thermochemical energy storage materials.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that provides technical instruction and support for Chemistry undergraduate classes and associated services for teaching in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences and research support in one of our premier research programs, the Hydrogen Storage Research Group within the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS).

You will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of laboratory classes, including the preparation and maintenance of materials for undergraduate classes, ordering consumables and equipment for practical classes, and planning and testing of experiments before practical classes. Additionally, you will also support the HSRG research laboratories and assist in the efficient and safe operation of the activities. The role will see your time divided across the two complementary activities. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the transition of the undergraduate student to a research program.

You will also ensure all Curtin's Health and Safety systems are adhered to, including developing Risk assessments (RA's) and Safe work practices (SWP's).

Candidates also must have a level of fitness commensurate with this position.

You must have current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role as visa sponsorship and relocation support will not be considered.

To learn more about the role, please contact the Hiring manager Robert Herman, Technical Operations Coordinator, Faculty of Science and Engineering via email at [email protected].

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

For more information about our university, please visit www.

Join us!

Please provide a cover letter addressing the criteria (noted below) and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Essential Criteria:

  • A relevant degree qualification; or relevant trade post-trades certificate or advanced certificate and extensive relevant experience as a technician; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the conduct of experiments and/or experience in the application and use of equipment and/or systems relevant to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff and students at all levels, as well as the ability to effectively communicate information and provide instruction to others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to ensuring Occupational Safety and Health practices and regulations are followed.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team as well as independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated effective written communication skills with the ability to produce documents, correspondence, records, instructions and procedures which are clear, accurate and concise.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participate in up skilling programs and professional development to ensure operational and technical knowledge is consistent with continuing developments in professional practice.
  • Desirable Criteria:

    Previous experience in the higher education sector.

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    Applications close: 5PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Wednesday 21st February 2024.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Job details


    Technical Officer - Hydrogen Storage Research Group & Chemistry Teaching Labs


    Curtin University of Technology




    February 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Engineering,Physics

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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