Reporting to a Senior Technical Officer, the Technical Officer in Psychology, will provide expert technical support to staff and students using the teaching or research laboratory. In collaboration with the Scientific Computational Officer, is responsible for ensuring all technical resources are operational and managed appropriately. Coordinates and/or carries out technical and electronic maintenance of laboratory equipment. Assists with general programming and designs, develops and tests complex experiments and works with academic staff to translate research and theory into achievable practice. Provides advice and maintenance for diverse specialised software systems/applications to best meet requirements of research projects and teaching programs in the School. Ensures relevant WHS standards of the work area are met and are aligned to the University’s WHS policy.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Technical Officer in Psychology who has:
A degree in computer science or electronics engineering with a broad knowledge of a range of computer hardware and computer installation.
Experience working with a wide range of computer languages such as C/C++, Python or Matlab.
Experience in mobile app development (iOS and Android), wearable sensors and IoT technology, CAD and 3D Printing, virtual and/or augmented reality application development.
Knowledge and understanding of emerging disruptive technologies in fields such as such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Brain Computer Interfaces, Big Data.
The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.
The School of Psychology provides an award course of accredited post-graduate training in clinical psychology (the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DCP); DCP/MSc, DCP&PhD) and in addition, maintains a Psychology Clinic, a community clinical service that allows trainees who are enrolled in the DCP to gain mandatory placement experience.
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 Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 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.
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to apply
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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1133/0619C to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, 24 June 2019 (Sydney Time)
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.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.