Animal Technician

  • Full time maternity leave 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 complex 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 scientific services

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, building services, and scientific equipment management.

Role Purposes / Responsibilities:

This role reports to the Team Leader and works closely with the Senior Animal Technician 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; performing housekeeping tasks; and ensuring records are accurately maintained and reported. This role is required to participate in public holiday and weekend roster duties.

About You:

To be successful in the role, you should have, or are working towards, a Certificate III in Animal Technology; demonstrated knowledge of animal husbandry and health monitoring; good communication skills; and enjoy working as part of a close team. Accuracy with record keeping, good time management, and attention to detail is also essential to this role.

What We Offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is $50,956 - $54,499 pa plus super and salary packaging. This is a 1 year maternity leave contact which may extend. The successful applicant would ideally start at the end of August.

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

23 July 2017
Contact Animal Facility Manager, Ms Suzanne Cassidy on (07) 3362 0160 or