ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy.
As Laboratory Manager at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, you will oversee the operations of the school's research laboratories. Working closely with world leading academic staff, you will ensure the safe operation, maintenance and development of the school's laboratories and technical capability. This role works closely with various professional teams within the school to strategically plan for and deliver the effective and efficient operation of the laboratory. Under the broad direction working with a degree of autonomy with the School Manager, the Laboratory Manager will: • Manage with a high degree of autonomy, the daily laboratory operations including the operation of a broad range of complex scientific equipment within the laboratories and the provision of high-level technical advice, complex problem solving, strategic planning and support to both academic and professional laboratory staff, students and other external users. • Lead and manage the ongoing annual and ad-hoc maintenance program and development of the laboratories including resource and space allocation for the transfer of new laboratories, major equipment, purchases consumables, and other laboratory resources in line with the changing scientific needs of the research groups. • Provide oversight of laboratory personnel including induction, training, coaching and mentoring to staff and students to build their technical, leadership and management capability. • Develop and implement laboratory guidelines and procedures enduring standard operating procedures and training needs analysis for the laboratory are up to date and complaint with ANU Workplace Health and Safety policy. • Develop and maintain best practice record keeping, including Material Transfer Agreements, the transitioning of experimental material to ANU, OGTR and ethics applications. • Comply with all ANU policies and procedures and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: A statement addressing the selection criteria. A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications plus extensive experience and technical management expertise or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training. 2. Demonstrated experience in the provision of high-level laboratory management and leadership at a senior level. 3. Proven ability to work well within a team environment but capable of achieving significant outcomes independently with minimal supervision. 4. High level interpersonal and written communication skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate and consult with internal and external stakeholders. 5. Demonstrated knowledge of ANU Work Health and Safety polices, the principles and practices of Workplace Health and Safety, and their application to laboratory situations and demonstrated knowledge of risk assessment principles 6. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles a commitment to their application in a university context. The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.
The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is a multi-disciplinary institute with a strong research activity and a distinguished history in Cancer Research, Immunology, Genomics and Neuroscience. The School comprises four Departments aligned to research themes; Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Eccles Institute of Neuroscience; Genome Sciences; Immunology and Infectious Disease. The Laboratory Manager will manage and oversee the operations of the research laboratories within the Department, including oversight of the technical, personnel, financial and legislative compliance. + 17% Superannuation
Acton, Canberra For further information please contact Matthew Cousins, [email protected] Applications close: 28 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time