First listed on: 19 June 2017

Technical Assistant

School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Reference no. 1106/0617

  • Be valued for your knowledge and experience in laboratory techniques/methods
  • Opportunity to provide technical professional laboratory support
  • Full-time continuing, remuneration package: $84K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 
The School of Electrical and Information Engineering delivers world leading research-led undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching programs, as well as an internationally respected research program across a wide range of engineering and information technology sub-disciplines. Coursework teaching majors included Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer and Software Engineering, and Internets of Things.

The Technical Assistant works closely with the School’s Professional Officers to provide essential technical professional support to staff and students using the School of Electrical and Information Engineering Teaching (EIE) laboratories, undertake routine analysis in accordance with established procedures/standards, prepare the laboratory for student practicals, prepare and carry out experiments related to the research work being undertaken by the School.

In this position, you will:

  • provide laboratory research support and assistance to academic staff, students and other technical staff in the laboratory
  • maintain the laboratory workplace ensuring that the research, learning and teaching requirements of the work area are suitably met
  • ensures laboratory is compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • prepare reporting and documentation, including ethics reporting.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Technical Assistant who possesses:

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field, and relevant work experience
  • demonstrated knowledge in embedded computing, MIMO system, software development in Matlab and C++, FPGA
  • demonstrated experience with PCB design and mechanical workshop skills
  • sound working knowledge and acute awareness of safety regulations and operating procedures within the laboratory environment.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website. 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 10 July 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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