Team Leader, Research Facility (Breeding)

The University of Adelaide
June 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$95,017 - $106,270
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Contract Type:Fixed term and Full-
Working Time:Full time
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(HEO7) $95,017 - $106,270 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term and Full-Time position until end of June 2027

Working under general direction the Team Leader, Core Rodent Breeding Facility, will lead a small team, liaising with all research groups, delivering outstanding technical support, and ensuring breeding colony management adheres to ethically approved projects. In addition, the Team Leader will set up and coordinate rederivation of rodent lines into the breeding facility including IVF procedures and cryopreservation where appropriate.

The Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Core Rodent Breeding Facility including the establishment of facilities and services. In addition, the Team Leader will undertake compliance activities such as audits, inspections, quality assurance programs and coordinating facility and equipment maintenance with contractors to ensure the facility meets requirements of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.

Overseeing the tasks of technicians to ensure compliance with researchers' specifications and the breeding colony size and strategies are a major part of this role, as well as leading a team of technicians makes this role unique as it requires someone who has both the technical and leadership experience.

The Division of Research and Innovation provides leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals, particularly in relation to research strategy, researcher education, services, infrastructure and supporting the development of world-class research and impact, both nationally and internationally.

To be successful you will need:

  • Ensure a safe work environment and compliance with University HS&W policies and legislation.
  • Effectively lead the professional staff in all aspects of people management including providing guidance, support and development.
  • Ensure effective people management of direct reports to enable the team to deliver the business outcomes effectively and efficiently as practicable.
  • Ensure timely completion of PDRs including development plans for direct reports and provide ongoing feedback on their work performance.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in ensuring a service culture and student centric approach is applied within professional services and provide induction to new staff members.
  • Lead, mentor and coach staff to promote continuous improvement, including undertaking on-the-job training/instruction and providing daily feedback and performance management.
  • Qualification/s:

  • A Diploma of Animal Technology and/or degree qualification with subsequent relevant experience; and/or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience (preferably in a biomedical research environment) and/or education/training.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 23 June 2024.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Contact Name:

    Tiffany Boehm Branch Manager 8313 1746 [email protected]

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    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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