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Senior Technical Officer, Animal Services

Apply now Job no: 546989
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Administration, Technical

  • Based at our Geelong, Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Full-time and continuing
  • HEW 6 $89,012 - $96,126 + 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

As a Senior Technical Officer, Animal Services you will:

  • Provide coordination support to Animal Services team members to ensure compliance requirements and key project timelines are met.
  • Support researchers using animals under the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, humans and genetically modified organisms, the requirements of the University Animal Ethics Committees, the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and the Office of Gene Technology Regulator.
  • Lead with professional and ethical behaviours, managing the use of animals for research and teaching and ensuring animal research facilities are maintained and functioning at the standard expected of a leading research institution.
  • Oversee and manage the ethically sound husbandry of all allocated animals in accordance with standard operating procedures and relevant protocols, ensuring that they are observed daily to assess health, ecological conditions, social environment, at the same time and ensuring animals have access to clean food, water, and environmental enrichment.
  • Manage and actively participate in delivering laboratory animal requirements of experimental projects, for instance breeding programs to defined specifications.                                                       

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A Degree or Diploma with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields
  • A Degree or Diploma with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in the care of laboratory animals, with a specialisation in rodents, aquatics, avian, wildlife and aquaculture, including application of surgical skills.
  • Experience in animal use in research and teaching in a broad range of disciplines and proven ability to successfully work within a high performing research team.
  • Understanding of the requirements of relevant Commonwealth and State legislation and external regulatory authorities or funding bodies.

Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact David Taylor, Manager Animal Services on David.taylor@deakin.edu.au  

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD- Senior Technical Officer Animal Services 546989.pdf

Applications for this position close on March 10th at 11.55pm.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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