Veterinary Officer

Brisbane, Australia
30 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for the development and advancement of the University's profile in research and research training. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management, contract negotiation; and research ethics and integrity.

Within the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio, the Research Management Office provides administrative and strategic support in the key functional areas of research grants  administration, human ethics and animal ethics.

The role

Working within the Office of Research Ethics, this position is responsible for providing specialist advice and veterinary expertise to the University’s five Animal Ethics Committees, the Research Integrity Office when required, and the UQ research and teaching community to ensure compliance with The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld) (the Act) and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 2004 (the Code) and other relevant regulations.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in the veterinary field. Successful candidates will have a Veterinary Degree with specialised knowledge and experience of compliance issues relating to the care and use of animals in a research and teaching environment.

Immunisation requirements:

It is a condition of employment for this role that if you are required now or in the future to be required to perform work tasks that put you at risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable disease you are required to be immunised against, and remain immunised against, certain vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in accordance with the University’s Vaccinations and Immunisation Guidelines (PPL 2.60.08). The employee is required to provide evidence of immunisation against VPDs (e.g. tetanus). 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Jill Amber, HR Advisor on


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $110,986 - $117,446 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $121,529 - $137,411 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Veterinary Officer Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Nicole Makoviney, Director Research Ethics on

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.