Senior Animal Technician

  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Contribute to world class medical research
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

About the Scientific Services Team:

The scientific services team provides a diverse array of support services to researchers, including flow cytometry, microscopy, histology, GMP production, animal facilities, analytical facilities, sample processing services, and scientific equipment management.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities :

This role reports to the Team Leader and is responsible for:

  • ensuring animals are maintained in a healthy condition by performing all tasks including changing and replenishing food, water and bedding;
  • ensuring all work complies with legislations and Institute policies and procedures;
  • providing advice and support to Animal Technicians in the work area;
  • performing housekeeping tasks;
  • ensuring records are accurately maintained and reported;
  • establishing and maintaining colonies;
  • providing advice and support to researchers; and
  • facilitate and carry out technical procedures.
This role is required to participate in public holiday and weekend roster duties.

About you:

To be successful in the role, you should have a Diploma in Animal Technology or equivalent and at least 4 years experience. You can:

  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of animal husbandry and technical procedures;
  • experience with colony management and health monitoring;
  • good communication skills; and
  • enjoy working as part of a close team.
Accuracy with record keeping, good time management, and the ability to solve problems is also essential to this role. Experience working with contract research and the associate compliance record keeping for GLP or infectious disease models would be an advantage.

This is a full-time permanent appointment with a salary range of $58,915 - $70,199 p.a. plus super and salary packaging.

Click on the “Apply” button on the positions vacant page.

Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

24 February 2019
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