Head of Animal Services

Canberra, Australia
01 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 2
Salary Package: from $127,442 per annum, plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full Time, Continuing

  • An opportunity to lead one of Australia's largest and highest standard animal facilities
  • Work with a diverse team of highly skilled individuals to support world class research at the ANU and external collaborators
  • Challenging and rewarding role for the right person with a focus on investment and strategic management of the future of the APF
  • A broad remit of responsibility with an opportunity to have a significant impact on the future of the facility including building infrastructure, budget management, staff development, animal welfare and quality standards.

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Australian Phenomics Facility (APF) is a key research infrastructure component of the ANU’s biomedical research discipline and provides a vital research services across the ANU and wider Australian research community. The Head of Animal Services will work with The John Curtin School of Medical Research management and College management to maintain the provision of excellent animal services to internal and external clients, stakeholders and collaborators. The Head of Animal Services oversees the coordination of colony maintenance and providing specialist support in the way of veterinary advice and expertise. The position is responsible for the management of the legislative and statutory requirements as they relate to animal welfare within a research animal facility.

As the Head of Animal Services you will provide senior management and strategic direction and leadership for the delivery of research animal services including excellence in service delivery, maintenance of animal welfare and husbandry standards, budget management and veterinary advice and consultancy. To be successful in this role, you will need prior experience delivering animal services within legislative requirements as well as excellent management and leadership skills. A degree in Veterinary Medicine will be highly regarded.

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For further information, please contact Associate Professor Ruth Arkell

T: 6125 9158

E: Ruth.Arkell@anu.edu.au

Closing date: 1 September 2019

Position description: Head of Animal Services SM2 PD

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.