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Scientific / Technical Officer (Anatomy & Physiology), Techn...

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane City, QLD

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The Scientific/Technical Officer (Anatomy and
Physiology) provides technical expertise within
a highly professional technical team in support
of the Faculty’s academic endeavours. The
role is responsible for the effective, safe and
sustainable operation of a range of laboratory
facilities and specialist equipment and the
maintenance, tracking and transport of human
donor material in a safe and respectful

The role requires discipline specific knowledge
to engage with and provide high quality
technical support to academics and students
within Anatomy and Physiology and related

The incumbent will maintain awareness of
current and emerging support requirements
and will contribute to the continual
improvement of technical services supporting
the Faculty’s Learning and Teaching and
Research programs.

The Scientific/Technical Officer will be
required to work in collaboration with other
technical staff to provide an integrated and
highly responsive support service which
ensures that students have the benefit of a
high-quality learning experience.

This position reports to the Supervising
Scientific/Technical Officer for supervision,
workload management and for Performance
Planning and Review (PPR).

Please note: this role requires working in a
shared space used for teaching, research and
storage of human donor material and requires
handling of human donor material.

Key responsibilities include:

Provide an outstanding level of
contemporary technical support for
undergraduate teaching, workshops,
research and other University sanctioned
activities (e.g. open days and external
engagement) in Anatomy and Physiology
and related disciplines.

Maintain operational requirements for
teaching and research spaces in line with:
o University’s compliance framework
o HSE requirements
o QUT School of Anatomy compliance

o Best practice standards for facilities

supporting Anatomy and related
discipline areas

Develop and maintain effective and trusted
working relationships with the academic,
technical, and professional staff within the
designated discipline area.

Proactively maintain laboratory
consumables, provide logistics support,
fault finding and rectification, and
participate in relevant asset management

Process and maintain surgical instruments
and equipment specifically used for human
dissection, and dissection instruments used
for animal dissection.

Maintain accurate records as required
under policy, for example, human donor
tracking records, maintenance, health and
safety, chemical and asset registers.

Participate in laboratory events, visits and
community engagement activities.

Develop and maintain relevant operational
documentation, including but not limited to
standard operating procedures, business
case requests and technical reports.

Engage in opportunities for professional
development to ensure knowledge and
skills are aligned with contemporary
industry practice, including but not limited to
additional on the job training, rotation
through other roles and active participation
in development activities.

Compliance with QUT School of Anatomy
Procedures and the Queensland Health
Anatomy and Transplantation Act and
Regulations and health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work
practices relevant to the requirements of
the local work environment.

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;

participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;

work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an
ongoing, full-time basis.


Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant
experience equivalent to completion of a
Bachelor degree in Anatomy, Physiology,
Science, or a related field; an Associate
Diploma level qualification with at least two
years subsequent relevant work
experience; or an equivalent combination
of relevant experience, education, or

2. Well-developed interpersonal skills
including the ability to effectively connect
and collaborate with colleagues and work
in teams.

3. Demonstrated ability to embrace and
participate in change and to effectively
organise and prioritise work in order to
meet deadlines and competing priorities,
without compromising quality or
compliance obligations in a technical

4. Well-developed problem solving skills
including the ability to contribute to
continuous improvement, and apply sound
reasoning and judgement in the
identification and resolution of work issues.

5. Demonstrated understanding of theoretical
aspects of Anatomy and/or Physiology and
experience in the practical application of
relevant scientific/technical techniques,
including safe use and maintenance of
surgical instruments, where relevant.

6. Demonstrated experience providing
proactive practical support of Anatomy
and/or Physiology teaching activities,
including working with human donor
material with due care and respect.

7. Demonstrated ability to accurately review
and interpret instructions of a conceptual
nature; to relate relevant knowledge to
provide maintenance and repairs to
equipment, and to produce technical
reports, communications and
documentation to a high standard.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 5 (HEW5) which has
an annual remuneration range of $79,654 to
$89,842 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $$67,883 to $76,566 pa and
17% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

Reduced working year scheme

Parental leave provisions

Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance

Comprehensive professional development

Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to current staff members
of QUT who have ongoing full-time work rights
in Australia. Former QUT staff members who
were employed at 23 April 2020 are also
eligible to apply for this position. Please
indicate your eligibility within the application
questions. In support of our strategic priority of
Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal
Australians and Torres Strait Islander people
who are not QUT staff are also eligible and
encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position,
please contact Alina Tollenaere, Technical
Operations Partner, on (07) 3138 0458; or for
further information about working at QUT
contact Human Resources on (07) 3138 4104

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference number

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection

Applications close 24 February 2021

Brisbane City, QLD

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