Animal Care Technical Assistant (Multiple Positions)

University of Melbourne
November 28, 2023
Offerd Salary:$73,943 - $78,476
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Animal Care Technical Assistant (Multiple Positions)

Job no: 0056463 and 0058337 Location: Parkville and Werribee Role type: Part Time (0.8 FTE); Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Science Department: Science Secretariat Salary: UOM 4 – $73,943 - $78,476 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super

  • Manage anatomy specimen sourcing and collection to support the Faculty's animal teaching and research activities
  • Work in a collaborative environment, contributing to the Faculty across multiple campuses
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Animal Care Technical Assistant will play a significant role in leading and coordinating the sourcing, collection, and delivery of anatomical materials in support of the Faculty of Science's teaching and research activities. The position plays a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of anatomical specimen management for academic and research purposes. It also includes maintaining strong stakeholder relationships, adhering to record- keeping requirements, and actively participating in continuous improvement initiatives.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and coordinate the sourcing, collection, receival, and delivery of anatomical materials
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders regarding specimen requirements and availability
  • Collect specimens in outer Melbourne and Regional Victoria on a weekly basis
  • Assist with freezer management, collection of live animals, and ensure adherence to routine collection schedules while maintaining record-keeping requirements related to biosecurity and ethics
  • Who We Are Looking For You will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in handling sensitive anatomical materials and a sound understanding of animal ethics, biosecurity, and environmental health and safety. You can demonstrate excellent communication skills, flexibility, and an ability to work effectively within a diverse team while being adaptable in a busy environment. Experience in a university or animal research environment is desirable.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant diploma or equivalent experience and education
  • Comprehensive experience in handling sensitive anatomical materials
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a busy work environment
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Faculty of Science Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

    Our strength is our breadth of expertise. We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food & Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science. This depth of knowledge positions the faculty to better understand, explore and impact our world and humanity, within a truly comprehensive Faculty of Science.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana Gencic via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description:0056463 & 0058337 Animal Care Technical AssistantPD.pdf

    Advertised: 14 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 28 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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