Senior Animal Technician

La Trobe University
February 20, 2024
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Senior Animal Technician

Job No.: 566936

Work type: Continuing

  • Full-Time, Continuing position
  • At La Trobe we support professional development and room to grow
  • Based at La Trobe University's Melbourne, Bundoora campus
  • About the position

    La Trobe University is home to a dynamic community of researchers producing world-class research with an impact on society. The La Trobe Animal Research and Teaching Facility (LARTF) is a Research Platform that provides the expertise, infrastructure, and technical support required to facilitate the diverse range of research activities involving animals at La Trobe University.

    The Senior Animal Technician will be located at La Trobe University's Melbourne campus in Bundoora and based within LARTF facilities. Reporting to one of the LARTF Senior Coordinators, the Senior Animal Technician will provide a high level of support and expertise within their allocated work area and perform advanced technical procedures to a high standard.

    In addition, the Senior Animal Technician will work closely with the Area Supervisor and Senior Coordinators to deliver excellence in LARTF operations and services.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Completion of a Diploma of Animal Technology or relevant degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Skills and experience with a variety of animals used in research and teaching, demonstrating sound knowledge of animal husbandry, breeding, health and welfare monitoring, and technical procedures.

  • Familiarity with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 8th ed. (2013).
  • Skills and experience with managing GM and non-GM rodent breeding colonies will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain a conceptual understanding of relevant policies, procedures or systems and interpretation in the application of policy and/or precedent.
  • Ability to innovate and take responsibility for outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and monitor workflows within own area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated capacity to organise work effectively and efficiently and deliver outputs in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, follow established procedures with limited supervision and contribute positively to an effective team.
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm Sunday, 4th of February 2024

    Position Enquiries: Tanmay Shekhar - Manager, LARTF Operations

    Email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Bianca Trajanov - Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Senior Animal Technician.pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the essential criteria listed in the Position Description;
  • An up to date resume
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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