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Scientific Officer (Orthoptics or Dispensing Optician)

• Part-time (0.6FTE), fixed-term 2 year appointment
• Salary range: Level 6, $80,902 - $85,500 p.a. (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team
The Technical Team provides discipline specific, applied knowledge and skill sets to support the Service Delivery Centre’s teaching and research goals in unison with our academic staff. This team of practitioners is focused on high performance, outcomes, compliance and contributing to a pragmatic safety culture via the implementation of safe systems of work. The team operates across a broad portfolio including teaching, laboratory management, instrument/equipment stewardship, research training/design/optimisation and analysis, program coordination, workshop design, manufacture and repair, compliance and, Occupational Health and Safety objectives.

About the opportunity
As the appointee you will, under limited supervision, provide high level of discipline specific technical expertise and support to academics, technical and students for any practical activities or research productivity.

You will work independently, and as part of a team, to provide support to academic staff delivering the postgraduate Optometry course, ensuring compliance with relevant policies and government regulatory or advisory requirements. This will include delivering inductions and training sessions to students in dispensing of optical goods and the correct use of diagnostic optical equipment.
The team provides a wide array of specific technical support and is responsible for the development and implementation of safe systems of work in laboratory spaces.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
• Relevant tertiary qualification in Orthoptics or advanced qualifications as a Dispensing Optician (Optical Dispenser)
• Substantial experience with optical dispensing and/or diagnostic equipment for eye examinations (e.g. Visual fields, OCT)
• Substantial relevant technical experience at an appropriate level
• Ability to supervise staff
• Proven ability in implementing a range of policies and procedures to support teaching and research from a technical and scientific perspective
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
• Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
• Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email on online/internet based systems
• Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

About you
We are looking for a highly motivated person with experience as an Orthoptist or Optical Dispenser to manage all technical operations in the dedicated Optometry teaching labs at QEIIMC campus. This exciting opportunity involves training UWA’s inaugural intake of students for the Doctor of Optometry, the first course of its kind in Western Australia and leading the way in optical training across the state.

You will work independently alongside academic staff to deliver the practical component of the course, you will be detail orientated and be prepared to work to the highest level facilitating an excellent student experience.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Scientific Officer (Orthoptics).pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: Sunday 17 January 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
Application Details: Please apply online.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.
• We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.



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