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We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Psychology Laboratory eTechnician (Part-time)

Job no: 492763
Work type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Singapore

Applications are invited for a Psychology Laboratory eTechnician. The postholder will be responsible for managing the psychology laboratories and research resources at the Singapore Campus of James Cook University.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and support to students and new staff members in the safe use of laboratory equipment, laboratory techniques and general trouble shooting
  • Managing the access to the lab (who has keys, deposits paid for key, key returned after use)
  • Rolling out an booking system for use of lab equipment/hardware
  • General maintenance of lab spaces, reporting of issues
  • Monitor appropriate use of lab spaces
  • Quarterly report on lab use (increase/decrease) to assess current/future needs
  • Conduct orientation to lab protocols/etiquette for new lab users
  • Develop lab-use manual, standard operating procedures (SOP) and laboratory protocols in consultation with the line manager and academic staff within the psychology group
  • Create descriptions of lab spaces and inventories plus recommended best use for each
  • Approve researcher requests for classroom bookings for research purposes
  • Maintain current knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and complete all relevant tasks to ensure adherence within the research laboratories
  • Prepare and present displays and performs hands-on sessions for university marketing events
  • Maintaining dynamic inventory of Lab equipment/hardware and software
  • Working with MIS to ensure software licenses are up to date on lab computers
  • Troubleshooting minor hardware/software issues (e.g. ePrime, Qualtrics, Inquisit, etc.)
  • Maintaining booking system for research equipment and monitoring return of same
  • Provide support with ordering of consumables, research materials and scientific laboratory equipment for research

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum four-year Bachelor degree in Psychology; or three-year Bachelor degree in Psychology plus Honours or Graduate Diploma of Psychology; or a three-year Psychology degree plus completion of a post-trades certificate and extensive relevant experience as a technician; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience in standard laboratory techniques and familiarity with equipment utilised in psychology research laboratories
  • Demonstrated competence in software programming in Inquisit and ePrime
  • Demonstrated knowledge in use of survey software e.g. Qualtrics
  • Demonstrated understanding of Workplace Health and Safety legislation and practical application within a laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated experience in operating and maintaining a variety of research software and/or equipment
  • Demonstrated sound computer literacy competencies in Microsoft Office applications and a knowledge and experience using web browsers and blackboard platforms
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills including interpersonal skills with a strong ability to interact with student and staff and proven commitment to customer service.
  • Demonstrated well developed organisational and time management skills with the ability and willingness to work as a part of a team or independently

Please send your application via

Closing Date: 7 January 2022

We regret to informed you only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your effort in submitting your application.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia. 

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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