Technician in Anatomic Pathology

University of Melbourne
August 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:$83,159- $95,518
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Technician in Anatomic Pathology

Job no: 0025978 Location: Werribee Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School Salary: UOM 5 – $83,159- $95,518 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Support the activities and ensure efficient workflow within the postmortem facility.
  • Opportunity to utilise and develop specialised skills and technical expertise in PM examinations
  • 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 Technician (Anatomic Pathology) will provide essential technical support for postmortem (PM) examination activities at the Melbourne Veterinary School's Werribee campus. Reporting to senior staff (Veterinary Pathology), this position will assist in overseeing the workflow in the PM area and facilitating the smooth and effective provision of PM services.

    The position requires regular handling of hazardous chemicals and of cadavers of a range of domestic and non-domestic animals and birds.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the provision of PM services, including answering and directing enquiries regarding submissions; acting as the first point of contact for queries for the PM area; receiving cases and liaising with clients regarding the receipt of cases; ensuring that all appropriate documentation has been collated and is entered into a database; ensuring that pertinent information is communicated to pathologists in a timely and efficient manner; ensuring appropriate case billing; and ensuring that specimens are transferred and stored appropriately.
  • Providing assistance with PM examinations, including helping with the dissection of all animals.
  • Assist with the management of deceased aftercare and pathology specimen disposal, including facilitating the collection, drop-off and disposal of cadavers, and incinerating waste materials, as required.
  • Providing technical support and assistance prior to and during practical classes in the PM area, including the setting up of relevant materials and specimens, ensuring that he strict biosecurity protocols are followed, and demonstrating basic dissection techniques to students or staff, and cleaning up after classes/practicals/dissections.
  • General and routine maintenance of the PM facilities, including daily cleaning, maintenance of equipment (including repairing or arranging the repair and servicing of items in an efficient manner), as well as waste management.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise with diverse stakeholders, including students. You will also demonstrate autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a team.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Previous experience in dissection of animals or abattoir work.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements of working in a laboratory, including those related to OH&S, EH&S and biosecurity.
  • Sound administrative skills including computer literacy (particularly with Outlook, MS Word, Excel), record-keeping ability and attention to detail.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

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

    Your New Team – “The Melbourne Veterinary School“ The Melbourne Veterinary School is Australia's number 1 ranked veterinary school with a proud tradition of excellence in research, education, and leadership. The Melbourne Veterinary School has research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat) and animal welfare. provides the only professional entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and covers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across veterinary science with Australia's premiere graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which is nationally and internationally accredited by VSAAC, RCVS and the AVMA COE.

    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 outour 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 reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    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 Anna Gradoboeva 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.

    Advertised: 10 Jul 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 07 Aug 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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