Laboratory Services Officer

Job posted: 04/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / 2 Years

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $74,580 - $90,558

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/50959048AV

Reference: VG/50959048AV

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

The Laboratory Services Officer works collaboratively with the Laboratory Manger, Laboratory Supplies Officer and other Laboratory Management Team (LMT) members, to provide a range of general laboratory support services to scientists at AgriBio, enabling research teams to focus on scientific outcomes.  The LMT works together with other support teams within a highly collaborative framework that also encompasses the business management and administration networks from both Agriculture Victoria Research and La Trobe University, the Compliance Management Team, Glasshouse Management Team, AgriBio Facility Management, and various operating committees.


The Laboratory Services Officer is responsible for ensuring compliant usage, storage, transport and disposal of chemicals and the efficient and effective management of access and equipment at AgriBio in accordance to established procedures and policies. This includes the development and management of a team of lab assistants, to work collaboratively within the Services portfolio and across LMT to deliver timely and quality service provision.


Further to this the Laboratory Services Officer and team will support the Lab Manager in ensuring that all key LMT deliverables are met, by covering for colleagues in other activities and processes within LMT such as timely availability of laboratory supplies, receipting of deliveries, stocking of satellite stores, assisting with the removal of waste bins, dirty glassware, used lab coats, and chemical waste. The Laboratory Services Officer is expected to work collaboratively with Supplies Officer and Lab Manager to establish LMT-wide procedures and encourage team members to adhere to these. The LSO is expected to undertake specialist training such as operatingthe Walkie Stacker safely and other jobs, related to service provision to laboratories as assigned by the Lab Manager.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant tertiary qualification with a background in Chemistry is required and experience in the provision of science support and managing chemicals is preferred.
  • Technological and Digital literacy: Experience in Microsoft suite of applications is required and experience in database development and management, ChemAlert and LIMS is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years. The work location for this position is Bundoora.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 25 July 2024.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace
DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

Laboratory Services Officer

Job type:

Full time / 2 Years

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Shirani Sivarajah | shirani.sivarajah@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Laboratory Services Officer