Position Vacant: Laboratory Technician

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer. The culture at the AWRI is professional, innovative and sets high standards. As part of these standards the AWRI offers favourable working conditions and an environment conducive to success. The AWRI has strong links with the wine industry and other research organisations both nationally and internationally and provides a stimulating and challenging work environment.

Applications are invited for a full-time position of Laboratory Technician at the AWRI within the Trace Analysis Laboratory of AWRI Commercial Services. The ideal candidate will have a degree in science with exposure to analytical chemistry techniques, be an excellent communicator and will need to work well within a busy team environment. Experience in gas chromatography (GC-MS, GC/MS/MS) and liquid chromatography (LC, LC/MS/MS) is highly desirable.

The laboratory performs a large range of analyses using various chromatographic techniques and analytical capabilities. The successful candidate will perform analysis of samples by GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, HPLC and LC/MS/MS, including sample preparation, sample extraction and data analysis. Support for method development, fermentation projects and other non-routine experiments will also be required. AWRI Commercial Services is NATA ISO17025 accredited in the field of chemical testing and the laboratory is GLP recognised. Knowledge in these areas is preferred but not essential.

The role will be suitable for a graduate or a laboratory technician with two to three years’ laboratory experience. The ideal candidate will have a laboratory background in a commercial environment. Candidates should outline their experience with the relevant equipment as well as any experience within an accredited laboratory environment in their application.

For a position description please visit 2021 Lab Technician Trace Lab Position Description and for further information on the position please contact the Trace Analysis Laboratory Manager, Randell Taylor (randell.taylor@awri.com.au) or AWRICareers@awri.com.au

Applications should be completed via the online application form at http://www.awri.com.au by Monday, 5 April 2021. Only applications that are completed via the online application form will be considered.