Animal Facility Technical Coordinator

Wollongong, Illawarra, Australia
$73,945 - $91,794
29 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

POSITION TYPE Full Time Continuing Appointment

CLOSING 11 December 2016

REF NO. 25948

The School of Biological Sciences conducts world class research and teaching in ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and immunology. Researchers working in medically relevant areas are situated at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute accommodating an animal facility and ecology-based researchers have access to the Ecological Research Centre (ERC), with 576 square meters of laboratory space for contained experiments on animals, and adjacent greenhouses for work on plants.

Working within the School of Biological Sciences at the ERC and the animal facility, this role ensures effective and safe operation of the both facilities, which enables high quality research and teaching.

This position is responsible for the operation of both the ERC and the animal facility and broad oversight of the activities of researchers in both facilities and includes the supervision of the Technical Officers. Compliance with legislative and ethical requirements of this work is critical.

We are seeking an individual who is able to assist and direct both academic and professional staff in a collegial manner to ensure the smooth running of two very diverse facilities. The role will include risk assessment, managing biosecurity, managing space and resource allocation and understanding budgetary requirements and cost recovery strategies. That person will be able to guide all users of the facilities in maintaining the standards required for the facilities to operate effectively and within legislative and ethical parameters. 

Candidates must address the selection criteria specified in the position description.

For more information, please contact Alan Champion on + 61 2 4221 4808.

University of Wollongong

Position Details

Position Title Animal Facility Technical Coordinator

Salary Range $73,945 - $91,794

Position Level Professional Services - Level 6/7

Department/Faculty Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Contact Alan Champion

Phone +61 2 4221 4808

Recruiter Jo Singletary

Recruitment Contact +61 2 4239 2395