Thursday 22 June 2023

The Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at UWA is hiring - lab manager position available

We are recruiting a new lab manager position for the Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at UWA. This is a full-time three-year position, available at Level 6 or 7, depending on experience. Applications close 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 13 July 2023. Please see the link below to find out more. Informal enquiries are also welcome - please contact Rich Edwards.

We are seeking a detail-oriented professional who possesses excellent organisational and managerial skills, ideally with a strong scientific background. Your operations experience will ensure smooth functioning of the laboratory, promoting a safe, productive and efficient working environment. As lab manager, you will work closely with the Lead Academic of the OceanOmics Centre to optimise operations to support the goals of Minderoo’s OceanOmics Program.

About the team

The Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at UWA is a partnership between UWA and Minderoo Foundation to undertake research and development under the direction of Minderoo’s OceanOmics Program. Part of Minderoo’s Flourishing Oceans initiative, this ambitious program aims to revolutionise ocean conservation through application of novel environmental DNA technologies. This includes the development of innovative laboratory and computational approaches to optimise and scale collection, processing and analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) from marine environments, as well as generate a comprehensive reference library of marine vertebrate genome data. All data produced as part of the OceanOmics program will be subject to rigorous QA/QC and released publicly through open access repositories.

Located in the Bayliss Building on the UWA Crawley Campus, the OceanOmics Centre combines a joint Ocean Genomes Laboratory, an OceanOmics/eDNA Laboratory, and Computational Biology Services. Equipped with the latest high-throughput sequencing technology, liquid handling robotics, flow cytometry, and computational infrastructure, the centre is staffed by a collaborative team of scientists (from both Minderoo and UWA) and UWA technical staff. Core centre operations support the Minderoo OceanOmics Program, under the direction of senior Minderoo employees. UWA staff, including this postholder, are part of the UWA Oceans Institute, a multidisciplinary research institution with core offices in the nearby Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre building, and liaise closely with Minderoo employees for day-to-day operations.

For more details, and to apply, visit the UWA jobs site:

Watch this space for some further opportunities coming soon: two laboratory research technicians, and three Pawsey student internships.

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