Quality Assurance Advisor

Date Posted: 7 May 2024
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Location: Geelong, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • ​​​​​​Bring expertise in administration and optimisation of e-QMS at ACDP, particularly Q-Pulse
  • Work within a supportive, rewarding, and collaborative team environment
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive culture at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness


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The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP), formerly the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), our national biocontainment research facility, is a vital part of Australia’s biosecurity infrastructure. Our team works closely with researchers, and animal and human health agencies to protect Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock and aquaculture industries, and the general public, from emerging infectious disease threats.

We are looking for a Quality Assurance professional to join the CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in a hands on role for a specified term to guide and collaborate with staff across a range of areas in the implementation and adoption of various ISO standards. ACDP has an established quality and environmental framework (Integrated Management System – IMS) and you will work directly as part of the QA Team in supporting and expanding our accreditation in ISO9001, ISO17025, ISO14001 and ISO17043 as well as continually improving ACDP’s quality culture, processes, and environmental impacts.  As the QA Advisor, you will play a key role in overall administration and optimisation of the electronic quality management systems at ACDP.


Your duties will include:

  • Administer ACDP’s electronic Quality Management System (Q-Pulse) and Learning Management System (SuccessFactors).
  • Act as first point of contact for quality system users across site, providing system training and support to Business Units in the use of ACDP’s electronic Quality Management Systems.
  • Support the ongoing implementation, maintenance, and optimisation of ACDP’s electronic Quality Management Systems.
  • Support the management and maintenance of ACDP’s quality management procedures, particularly those in relation to working within Q-Pulse. 
  • Assist in effectively managing and maintaining controlled documents across site.
  • Support the implementation of harmonised Quality Assurance (QA) at ACDP through technical support and delivery of priority quality activities and processes and provide advice to scientific and animal teams on QMS use.
  • Build and maintain strong, positive partnering relationships with customers, Business Unit partners and staff and QA corporate citizens through developing a thorough understanding of their respective QA needs and tailoring solutions.
  • Support operational plans to expand existing accreditations and future accreditations in GLP, ISO 17034 and ISO 35001. 
  • Assist with management of external audits (regulators, sponsors, customers).
  • Support Business Units in managing quality requirements and using Q-Pulse and LMS.


Location: Geelong - Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP), VIC

Salary: AU$70k - AU$90k plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Specified term ending 02,Jan 2026 / Full-time

Reference: 96646


To be considered you will need:


  • Relevant experience in system administration, quality management, or in a similar role. 
  • A sound understanding of QA standards and processes such as ISO9001, ISO17025, ISO14001, ISO17043 and ISO17034, and their application.
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to quickly learn new systems. 
  • Prior experience working within a quality management system framework with demonstrated ability to prepare procedures and work instructions to support consistent use of electronic quality systems.
  • Prior experience in quality system administration and demonstrated ability to configure, maintain and optimise new and existing quality systems. 



  • An understanding of internal and external audits.
  • Experience in electronic system configuration and demonstrated ability to configure, maintain and optimise new and existing quality systems.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description.



Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only and appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements set by ACDP.


Flexible working arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 


Diversity and inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 



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How to apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.


Applications close

19 May 2024, 11:00 pm AEST.

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