Laboratory Technician (VCE)

RMIT University

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Australia: Melbourne - CBD
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  • Support Year 11 and Year 12 teaching and learning programs at RMIT’s Urban School
  • Part time (0.5 FTE), fixed term contract until February 2021
  • Be responsible for maintaining, and demonstrating the operation of, laboratory equipment and instruments

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About the College/Portfolio

The RMIT Urban School offers senior secondary pathways education( Victorian Certificate of Education) to over 450 students per annum.  The school is located in inner-city Melbourne and equips learners with agency, competencies and a sense of purpose, to shape their own lives and contribute to the lives of others.

As the Laboratory Technician, you will be required to support Year 11 and Year 12 teaching and learning programs and be responsive to the STEM Co-ordinator, the VCE teaching staff, the Urban School Program Managers, and the Associate Dean- Urban School.

This role will see you responsible for maintaining, and demonstrating the operation of, laboratory equipment and instruments, preparing practical elements of laboratory classes and providing technical support to staff and students as well as maintain the laboratory and supporting facilities, to ensure the occupational health and safety of staff and students.

About you 

  • Experience in providing technical laboratory support to science teachers and/or experience in laboratory support for VCE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science and Extended Investigation classes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teaching laboratories and to support teaching staff in practical classes.
  • Well-developed organisational, planning and time management skills to function in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and an ability to take responsibility and show initiative
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work, to work under pressure, and to complete work with a high level of accuracy


  • A Diploma of Applied Science or equivalent. Experience in a teaching laboratory is desirable. 
  • Completed a tertiary qualification in laboratory technology applicable to, chemistry or Biology or Physics or equivalent experience in a Science teaching laboratory.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

Bring your whole self to work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards. 
  • RMIT was placed?10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an?Employer of Choice for Gender Equality?by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.? 
  • We achieved?Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ?inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a?top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility?with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second?Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.? 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest for this role. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Pemberton is on 03 9925 7871. To view a position description, please see below.

 PD - Lab Technician VCE.pdf

We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).

Applications close Wednesday 29th January.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

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