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Technical Officer

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Technical Officer

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation
  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Work with World Class Researchers to Solve the World’s Biggest Challenges


The Technical Officer position will provide support for scientific research in a diverse range of laboratory and field situations across a range of different research projects on minimising the adverse impacts of organic contaminants in the environment. The Technical Officer will also assist in research and development on the management/remediation of organic contaminants in land and water environments. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research team engaged in research & development to minimise the adverse impact of organic contaminants (e.g. per and polyfluoroalkyl substances - PFASs, micropollutants, pesticides and industrial chemicals) on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Your duties will include

  • Providing technical assistance in experiments and chemical analysis on R&D related to the management/remediation of organic contaminant in terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • Undertaking fieldwork associated with the projects, including interstate travel if required
  • Adapting and/or developing techniques, procedures, equipment, concepts and ideas in support of existing/further research
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, often regionally dispersed research team, to carry out tasks under general direction of research scientists and senior technical staff
  • Providing instruction and assisting other staff to complete allocated tasks and activities, as required.


Location: Adelaide, SA

Salary: AU$62K - AU$79K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term of 2 years

Reference: 59532


To be successful you will need

  • Experience in conducting laboratory experiments involving hazardous organic chemicals
  • Demonstrated skills and hands-on experience in residue analysis for organic contaminants in soil, water and /or other matrices
  • Competence in data evaluation and statistical analysis with the ability to process data in Excel and word processing.


For details about who to contact and for more information please view the Position Description 


  • A trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. organic chemistry, analytical chemistry) or equivalent work experience in a related field (especially in the area of organic contaminants)
  • The ability to apply and meet the requirements of a Baseline Security Clearance
  • The ability to apply and meet the requirements for a standard Medical Check.

Flexible Working Arrangements


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. Balance



At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close


22:59 AEDT 16 December 2018

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