Position Vacant: Laboratory Technician

Affinity Labs (the commercial arm of The Australian Wine Research Institute) provides advanced analytical and consulting services to the food and beverage industry. We offer a comprehensive range of testing services, including chemical and microbiological analysis, plant health diagnostics, sensory assessment and export certification services for a wide range of global markets. Our NATA-accredited (ISO17025 and GLP) laboratories, based in Urrbrae SA, perform more than 100,000 analyses per year.

Affinity Labs is seeking applications for a full-time Laboratory Technician within the Trace Analysis team. The laboratory performs a large range of analyses using various chromatographic techniques and analytical capabilities. The successful applicant will be responsible for preparation of samples and routine chemical analysis of wine, grape and other food and beverage products using a range of analytical techniques. The Laboratory Technician will need to work well within a busy team environment and commence as soon as possible.

Experience in gas chromatography (GC-MS, GC/MS/MS) and liquid chromatography (HPLC, LC/MS/MS) is highly desirable. Affinity Labs is NATA ISO17025 accredited in the field of chemical testing and the Trace Laboratory is GLP recognised. Knowledge in these areas is preferred but not essential.

The role is suitable for a graduate (preferably with honours) or a laboratory technician with one to two years’ laboratory experience. The ideal candidate will have a laboratory background in a commercial environment. Candidates should outline their experience with the relevant equipment and any experience within an accredited laboratory environment in their application.

A 2024 Laboratory Technician Trace Lab Position Description and online application form are available from https://www.awri.com.au/about_the_awri/people/careers/. For more information, please contact Pamela Solomon, Trace Analysis Manager on (08) 8313 0444 or Pamela.Solomon@affinitylabs.com.au.

All applications should be completed via the online application form. Applications will be assessed as they are received, and interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, with all applications closing on Friday, 10 May 2024. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Only applications that are completed via the online form will be accepted.