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Laboratory Support Coordinator

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Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

Laboratory Support Coordinator

  • World Leading University based in Randwick | 35 hours per week
  • Permanent position with Base of $83,653 to $89,238 + 17% Super
  • Support delivery of effective laboratory based research across UNSW Medicine

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

Together, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and Wallace Wurth Building accommodate 400 laboratory based researchers and research students spread across 7 laboratory areas. Research and technical support services are shared between buildings to provide logistics support, effective laboratory infrastructure, equipment maintenance and media preparation services as part of the larger UNSW Biomedical Precinct.

The Laboratory Support Coordinator works to support the Faculty Research Infrastructure Manager to support the delivery of effective support of laboratory-based research, coordinating the safe and effective use of research facilities and equipment. They will be responsible for ensuring the Faculty’s research facilities meet all obligations in terms of research regulations, laboratory practice standards and workplace health and safety procedures.

Your responsibilities will include:

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Assist the Faculty Research Infrastructure Manager and the Research Infrastructure and Operational Services Unit to coordinate the daily operations in multi-stakeholder research facilities by providing quality operational, logistical and technical support to UNSW Medicine staff
  • Coordinate communications and act as the contact person for matters relating to the Research Infrastructure and Operational Services Unit and research laboratories within the Faculty
  • Coordinate, manage and consolidate equipment maintenance and service contracts across the Faculty research laboratories
  • Coordinate ordering and gas accounts for the Research Infrastructure and Operational Services Unit
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of accurate safety documentation, including safe work procedures, risk assessments, laboratory procedures and other record keeping as required
  • Work closely with the Faculty Research Infrastructure Manager and Laboratory Managers to maintain awareness of current issues relevant to the safe delivery of research support, and actively contribute to the resolution of these issues
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement by consulting with relevant stakeholders, evaluating existing infrastructure, service delivery, systems, policies and procedures to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate training opportunities for researchers across the Faculty.

You must come from a laboratory background and have very strong attention to detail. You will have demonstrated ability to apply, interpret and advise on the development of policies, systems, procedures and guidelines. You must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with proven ability to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders of various backgrounds and levels of seniority. Your organisational skill will be second to none and you must have the ability to prioritise your workload. Being able to meet deadlines whilst providing excellent customer service is central to your success. Experience in Account Reconciliation would be highly regarded. 

To Apply for the Laboratory Support Coordinator role:  Visit and enter reference 494445. Your application should include a CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description. Please note all documentation must be in pdf format.  

Download File PD - Laboratory_Support_Coordinator.pdf


Ian Jones

Talent Acquisition Team Lead


t: 02 9385 3260

Applications close:  Applications close at 11pm on Tuesday 21st August

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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