Laboratory Technician-Biology

An exciting opportunity in one of Australias leading girls schools, Full-time ongoing position.

Full-time, ongoing position
Commencing 6 January 2020

Brisbane Girls Grammar School is one of Australia's leading independent girls' schools. It provides a broad, liberal education for 1380 girls from Years 7 to 12, establishing the foundation for young women to contribute confidently to their world with wisdom, imagination and integrity.

The role
Brisbane Girls Grammar School is seeking a suitably qualified Laboratory TechnicianBiology, to provide high-level technical support to academic staff in the Science Faculty.

Key Accountabilities
Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • providing support to academic staff in the Science Faculty, in particular Biology teachers
  • assisting with preparation of teaching material for science classes, assessment and practical exams
  • working with Biology teachers to trial and assist with the successful completion of senior biotechnology practicals. This may include DNA digestion, gel electrophoresis and fragment analysis, protein denaturation, separation and identification, and bacterial transformations using genetically engineered plasmids
  • supporting teachers on field trips and in practical classes
  • providing and maintaining all equipment required for data collection, including various chemical water tests and aiding with macro invertebrate identification
  • preparing and troubleshooting experiments for use by students at all year levels
  • managing the laboratoriescontrolling stock, determining class requirements, coordinating resources, ensuring current Safety Data Sheets are available and monitoring the department budget
  • maintaining risk assessments and ensuring work practices comply with School and legislative workplace health and safety requirements
  • ensuring correct disposal of waste, including chemical and biohazardous waste, and updating resource databases and hazardous substance registers.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Possess relevant tertiary qualifications in science or laboratory technologies
  • Relevant experience in a similar role, preferably in the education sector
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills, including a sound understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite and data logging devices
  • Experience in laboratory management
  • Flexible, hands-on approach to assist teachers within and beyond the classroom environment
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety regulations, as they apply to laboratories
  • Hold a valid Working with Children (Blue Card) positive notice

04/11/2019 $0 Brisbane 1 Science & Technology
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