Zebrafish Aquarium Manager, Bioresources

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Melbourne, Australia
09 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer
Department/School: Business Services
Salary: $85,134 - $92,154 (UOM 6)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Business Services

Business Services provides a full range of class leading information technology, facilities management, finance, HR and health and safety services to all operating entities of the University,

Melbourne Bioresources is a newly created university wide platform that brings together all the small animal facilities on campus and combines the resources and expertise of many skilled staff. The platform will offer a high standard of service to UoM researchers combined with best practice in animal care and welfare. Bioresources staff maybe required to work across a number of different animal facilities within the Parkville Campus. The position of Zebrafish Facility Manager is specialized within Bioresources and will have limited interaction with other facilities.

About the role

As Zebrafish Aquarium Manager you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the University of Melbourne’s newly built Zebrafish facility. You will coordinate staff and student training and provide optimal workflow and access in the multi-user facility. You will ensure husbandry meets the highest standards through the provision of appropriate levels of feeding, cleaning and care and you will collaborate with researchers to monitor fish health and embryo production. You will further have the opportunity to organise the import and export of specific Zebrafish strains both nationally and internationally.

About you

You will have excellent interpersonal skills allowing you to effectively build collaborative workplace relationships with a wide array of stakeholders. Your strong work ethic and desire to maintain an active hands on approach in fish husbandry will ensure the effective operations of a clean and organised facility.

You will further have:

  • A degree in science majoring in aquaculture or zoology and demonstrated experience in managing an aquaculture system
  • Significant practical experience with the care and breeding of fish in a research setting along with theoretical understanding of the basis of fish health and husbandry.
  • Understanding of cost containment strategies.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory system governing research including the “Code”, Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, OGTR and DAWR strictures


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits 


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

Position Description

Applications close: 25 Oct 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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