ASSL Technician, Research Portfolio, Academic Division Job in Brisbane QLD at Queensland University of Technology –

The Anatomical and Surgical Skills Laboratory

Technician provides assistance to the

Anatomical and Surgical Skills Manager and

the Body Bequest Coordinator in the provision

of technical and administrative activities for the

MERF Anatomical and Surgical Skills

Laboratory (ASSL) and QUT Body Bequest

Program to ensure compliance with all relevant

legislation, in particular the Transplantation

and Anatomy Act 1979. Some work will be

required on weekends and after hours to

support training workshops and courses.

This position reports to the MERF Anatomical

and Surgical Skills Manager for supervision,

workload management and for Performance

Planning and Review (PPR). The position also

works closely with, and takes direction from,

the Body Bequest Coordinator, and will work

collaboratively with other members of the


Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for regular cleaning and

maintenance of the surgical training

laboratory, preparation rooms and

associated equipment, including

preparation and post-rehabilitation of the

spaces and equipment for/after surgical

training, research and educational activities.

  • Complete daily/weekly job lists with routine

supervision/general direction.

  • General assistance in planning, preparation

and support of activities in the ASSL.

  • Handling of whole human bodies and

sectioned anatomical specimens for

surgical training and research and

educational activities (including receiving,

embalming, preparing, transporting of

specimens within facility).

  • Maintain stock levels of surgical equipment

and surgical consumables.

  • Act as a nominated First Aid Officer in local

area, if required.

  • Assist in maintaining safety and technical

standards in activities undertaken by

researchers and staff in accordance with

legislative and University requirements.

  • Implementing and adhering to the

University’s Health and Safety policies and

procedures and the obligations defined by

the Workplace Health and Safety Act eg

when working with potentially hazardous

biologicals and chemicals relevant to the

anatomy/hospital area, including the

disposal thereof according to standard

operating procedures.

  • Maintain accurate records as required by

policies, for example, maintenance, health

and safety, chemical and asset registers.

Update manuals and protocols as required

to ensure currency of information.

To ensure job flexibility the successful

appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by

the University consistent with the relevant

classification descriptors detailed in the

Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking

any new duties will receive training;

  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in

consultation with their supervisor;

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-

term, full-time basis for two years.


Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF)

at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside.

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant

experience equivalent to completion of

an associate diploma level qualification

with relevant work experience or a

certificate level qualification with post-

certificate relevant work experience.

2. Experience in handling and working with

deceased human bodies and body parts

and/or be willing to be trained in these


3. Demonstrated experience in similar

and/or comparable laboratory

environments (eg general anatomical

laboratories, anatomy facilities and/or

mortuaries, hospital operating rooms,

etc) with particular attention to the setup

and pull down/post rehabilitation of a

laboratory/surgical operating theatre.

4. Ability to meet the demanding manual

handling requirements of the position.

5. Demonstrated ability to follow written

instructions and ability to maintain

records with a high degree of accuracy,

including the use of computer software

packages, such as Microsoft Office.

6. Demonstrated ability to work both

independently and with a team and

prioritise and organise workflows with a

minimum of supervision.

7. Demonstrated interpersonal skills,

including the ability to effectively connect

and collaborate to achieve team-based

outcomes in a complex and changing

environment at times with minimal


Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher

Education Worker Level 4 (HEW4) which has

an annual remuneration range of $73,283 to

$77,098 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual

salary range of $62,453 to $65,705 pa and

17% superannuation.

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a

variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The

variations were approved by the Fair Work

Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new

staff no loading will be paid or accrued during

the period the variation is in effect), salary

increases (the salary increase which was due

to occur in the first full pay period of December

2020 has been deferred until the first full pay

period of December 2021) and superannuation

(superannuation will be paid to staff as though

the salary increase which would have been

paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,

subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,

a defined benefit member will continue to make

contributions in alignment with the contributions

made by the University). A link to the variation

is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a

career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible

benefits. With competitive remuneration

including superannuation, the University offers

real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation

that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and

financial assistance

  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Life at

QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have

unrestricted work rights in Australia for the

duration of the fixed-term appointment. In

support of our strategic priority of Indigenous

Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and

Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged

to apply.

For further information about the position,

please contact Matthew Wissemann,

Anatomical and Surgical Skills Manager on

(07) 3138 6956; or for further information

about working at QUT contact Human

Resources on (07) 3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position

are encouraged to apply even though they

may feel they are not strong on individual

selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into

consideration “performance or achievement

relative to opportunity”. We recognise that

many staff today have a range of personal

circumstances, and career histories that

challenge traditional ideas of a staff

member. This may mean, for example,

prioritising the quality of achievement rather

than the quantity, as considerations of part-

time employment, career interruptions and

significant periods of leave are taken into

account when assessing performance or


How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please

visit www.qut.edu.au/careers for reference

number 21857.

When applying for this position we encourage

you to upload your response to the selection


Applications close 16 August 2021

About the Company

Company: Queensland University of Technology –

Company Location:  Brisbane QLD

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