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Technical Assistant (Vpsg2)

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.


  • $53,946 - $69,276 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Casual (up to 12 months)
  • Usual work location: Bundoora (flexibility may be available)

This is a prioritised position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration for this role

Reporting to the Senior Research Scientist, the key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Under general supervision, provide technical support including both glasshouse and laboratory work for innovative research.
  • Under general supervision, apply laboratory techniques for molecular genetics and genomics to support research.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records of work performed (both written and electronic).
  • Keep abreast of current and cutting-edge developments in the laboratory techniques for plant genetics and genomics.
  • Adopt and apply WH&S policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Contribute to achieving a culture of effective teamwork, high technical standards and continuous improvement.

To be successful in this role, you will have knowledge of laboratory techniques used for plant molecular genetics along with excellent record keeping skills. If you have well-developed verbal and written communication skills as well as being self-motivated with the ability to work under general supervision, both independently and as part of a team, then this is the position for you.

The position of Technical Assistant forms a part of the Agriculture Victoria Research branch within the Agriculture Victoria group.

The Agriculture Victoria Research Branch represents DJPR's agricultural research and development function. The Agriculture Research Branch provides a discipline-based science and technology delivery function in the following areas: a) Genomics and Cellular Sciences; b) Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases; c) Plant Sciences; d) Plant Production Sciences; e) Animal Production Sciences; and f) Agriculture Resources Sciences.

For a confidential discussion, please call Dr Kerrie Forrest, Senior Research Scientist on 03 9032 7066.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 11 May 2021.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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