Technical Officer

Gatton, Lockyer Valley, Australia
$64,597.80 - $72,348.94
20 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest agricultural schools in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness, animals and wildlife, environment, plants and soil, and food and nutrition. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing those disciplines ranging from Bachelor to Doctorate. Situated at St Lucia and Gatton within the Faculty of Science, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub with farm, pasture and laboratory facilities, and an established reputation for excellence and commitment to finding innovative and technology focussed solutions to global challenges. UQ is ranked amongst the top two universities in Australia and one of the top 20 universities in the world for agriculture. (QS World University Rankings by subject 2015 Agriculture and Forestry).

The Role

To provide technical support for teaching and research in animal science. The position is responsible for supervision of facilities used by the Animal Science group as well as supporting practical classes in animal biology, molecular biology and related courses.  The role supports, maintains and operates laboratory and field equipment, and provides induction and training as required.  Although a member of the Animal Science technical team, the role may be required to support teaching and research in other discipline areas. This role is based at the Gatton Campus and reports to the Technical Services Coordinator. 

Position Description

500370_3021706_Technical Officer_Animal Science.pdf


This is a full-time fixed term appointment at HEW 5, located at Gatton Campus, for a period up to 12 August 2017, with possible extension.  

The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $64,597.80 - $72,348.94 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be 70,734.59 - $70,734.59 p.a.).


Enquiries should be directed to the Deputy School Manager, Peter Brady, ext. 52058 or, or Technical Manager, Victor Robertson, ext. 50237/50422 or