Senior Animal Technician

Melbourne, Australia
$71,280 plus 17% superannuation
20 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time
  • Continuing
  • Located at Bundoora Campus 
  • Salary HEO5 : $71,280 plus 17% superannuation

About the position

The La Trobe Animal Research and Teaching Facility (LARTF) is a Research Platform that provides the expertise, infrastructure, and technical support required to facilitate the diverse range of research activities involving animals at La Trobe University. LARTF comprises conventional and specified pathogen-free (SPF) rodent breeding and experimental areas, aquatics (Zebrafish), and external facilities accommodating projects involving a range of animal species, including birds, macropods, amphibians, rodents, and reptiles. This role involves providing area oversight and support of services within LARTF, including but not limited to animal husbandry and welfare, LARTF systems and databases, or other elements of LARTF operations and research support.

Reporting to one of the LARTF Senior Coordinators, the Senior Animal Technician will provide a high level of support and expertise within their allocated work area and perform advanced technical procedures to a high standard. In addition, the Senior Animal Technician will work closely with the area Supervisor and Senior Coordinators to deliver excellence in LARTF operations and services.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have;

  • Completion of a Diploma of Animal Technology or relevant degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Skills and experience with a variety of animals used in research and teaching, demonstrating sound knowledge of animal husbandry, breeding, health and welfare monitoring, and technical procedures.
  • Familiarity with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, 8th ed. (2013)

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date: By 11:55 pm Monday 20th March 2023

Position Enquiries: Tanmay Shekhar E:  

Recruitment Enquiries:

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential criterion and desirable bullet point in the Essential Criteria which is located in the position description.

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Why La Trobe: 

  • Develop your career at an innovative, global university where you’ll collaborate with community and industry to create impact. 
  • Enjoy working on our inspiring and stunning campuses – the perfect hub for industry, students and academics 
  • Help transform the lives of students, partners and communities now and in future 

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.