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Reference Number 11195
Position Title Laboratory Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 8.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 8.5 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people - we need you! 


We are currently seeking a Laboratory Manager to join our Water and Waste, Quality and Compliance team. 


Salary Range: $94,538.81 to $106,347.60

Closing: Friday, 4 August 2017


About the Position: 

The primary objective of the Laboratory Manager is to be responsible and accountable for developing new and existing business opportunities to promote and expand revenue streams. This role also manages the delivery of scientific laboratory services for internal and external customers, whilst ensuring that all activities satisfy licence requirements and NATA accreditation. 


The ideal candidate will possess: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science or relevant field. 
  • Extensive relevant experience in a management position within a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial business analysis.
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of quality systems. 
  • High level communication and people management skills. 
  • Ability to develop and lead a team of technical professionals.

For a full listing of the Key Duties, Responsibilities and Selection Criteria please refer to the position description on Cairns Regional Council's website. 

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal history check.


What you'll get in return: 

In addition to providing opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development, Cairns Regional council offers flexible work arrangements, 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, a 19 day month rostered day off arrangement and generous superannuation contributions. 


How to apply: 

Your application must be submitted online and consist of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the selection criteria.
  • Current copy of resume. 


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/08/2017
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.