Research Equipment Co-ordinator

New Zealand
Oct 18, 2016
Nov 06, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Facluty of Science - Facilities and Services

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

An exciting and new opportunity has become available in the Faculty of Science as a Research Equipment Co-ordinator. The role has been developed to support our academic researches through successful planning, ongoing management and effective utilisation of research equipment. The ideal candidate will possess;

  • A degree (preferably in Science or Engineering)
  • Experience working in research laboratories
  • Excellent understanding of the asset management cycle
  • Sound financial and operational management of a laboratory in a tertiary education context
  • Report writing and experience presenting to Steering Groups or Boards
  • Change management and/or project management experience

You will exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the proven ability to successfully foster ongoing collaborations, in this case between our academic and technical stakeholders and to establish formal administrative and reporting systems.

An analytical ability to decipher statistical information and produce accurate and timely reports determining equipment usage and performance will be integral to your success in this role.

This is a two year fixed term position offering an excellent opportunity to work in a complex service delivery environment in a role focusing on the development of strong collegial relationships with individual and groups. 

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Applications for this role close on 6 November 2016