First listed on: 02 December 2017

Electromechanical Technician

  • A unique opportunity to work with Verily CA's top researchers
  • Support cutting-edge research aimed at reducing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases
  • Join our world-renowned team at CSIRO and really make a difference!

The position:

Nearly 10% of the human population is infected with a mosquito borne-disease each year. CSIRO Health and Biosecurity’s Debug Project is a multi-stakeholder project which aims to reduce the population of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitos in Innisfail far north Queensland. The research combines modern molecular biology with robotic automation to generate and release billions of sterile male mosquitoes, ultimately breaking disease transmission cycles.

The Debug Project is moving quickly to field trials to demonstrate the effectiveness of our mosquito control products. As part of these trials, we now require a suitably qualified individual to assemble, run and maintain our mosquito factory.  Applying accepted technical practices along with the development of new practices, you will provide support for scientific research in a diverse range of laboratory and field situations across a number of different research projects.

As the Electrochemical Technician in this research area, you will:

  • Be responsible for producing high quality assemblies.
  • Ensure high uptime for the system by promptly performing maintenance tasks.
  • Contribute to various duties required to keep the factory running smoothly. 
  • Work closely with stakeholders from the Innisfail community, James Cook University and Verily Health Google CA.
  • Contribute to field activities releasing and monitoring mosquito populations within a complex urban environment.

Location:     Cairns, Queensland
Salary:        AU $61K to AU $78K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:       Specified Term of 7 months
                   May consider Casual or Part-time appointment
Job ref:       52452

As a minimum requirement, you will have a relevant educational background: Trades Certificate, Assoc. Diploma, Diploma, Degree, or equivalent experience. You will also have:

Considerable experience as a hardware technician providing support in a relevant area within a research environment or similar.

  • Experience in general machine assembly.
  • A good understanding of common hand tools.
  • The ability to communicate system failures clearly to a non-technical audience.
  • Strong attention to detail (data bases, scientific record keeping), ability to prioritise and solve routine problems.

To see all the criteria required for success in this vital role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today!

Position Details

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to apply: Please load your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB). At the end of the online application process, you will also be required to respond to some screening questions. 

Applications close: Tuesday 12 December, 2017 (11:59pm AEDT)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.




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