First listed on: 17 July 2018

Biomedical Engineering Technical Officer 

Faculty of Engineering and IT,
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Reference No. 1091/0618F

  • Provide support for innovative Biomedical Engineering laboratories
  • Located at Camperdown Campus, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • 3 Year Full time role with Base Salary: $82K-88K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to AMME Workshop Manager, the Biomedical Engineering Technical Officer will be responsible for supporting the Biomedical Engineering research and teaching labs in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. The School of AMME supports Biomedical Engineering research across many disciplines, including biomaterials, implant design, biomechanics and biomedical imaging. The School also boasts strong links with industry in Australia and overseas, including the recently launched ARC Industry Transformation Training Centre in Innovative BioEngineering. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Biomedical Engineering Technical Officer who possess: 

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or is certified to work in a biomedical engineering laboratory together with some work experience and willingness to undertake further studies to better develop their skills in laboratory techniques/methods.
  • Extensive experience in supporting biomedical engineering labs, including but not limited to biological testing of biomaterials, microscopy, biomedical imaging, implant design and related fields.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with proven ability to apply theoretical knowledge and techniques to meet the key accountabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, organise and prioritise work sometimes with limited supervision and exercise sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including storing research data appropriately in databases and/or statistical analysis programs, and extracting relevant reporting and/or analysis.
  • Sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment including experience in working with hazardous substances with well-rounded experience in implementing safety procedures relevant to the laboratory.

Successful candidates will also be asked to provide input into the design and development of new laboratory spaces.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (FEIT) is the fourth largest of the University’s teaching entities with 430 staff across a faculty administration unit and five schools: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, School of Information Technologies. The faculty is ranked among the top 50 engineering and technology universities in the world by QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Rankings.


The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME), is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching Engineering Schools, with degree programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aeronautical, Space, and Biomedical Engineering. The School has a student body of over 2000 students and has seen strong growth in demand for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School supports teaching and research activities across disciplines including aerospace, biomedical, combustion, design, materials, mechanical, mechatronic and robotics engineering. Our Biomedical program has grown from a minor in Mechanical Engineering to become one of our most popular degree streams across the Faculty.  We have existing research strengths in the areas of biomaterials, implant design, biomechanics and biomedical imaging, with close connections to the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Charles Perkins Centre, the Brain and Mind Institute, the Bosch and Kolling Centres and the Sydney Nano Institute.  

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1091/0618F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018 (11.30pm Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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