Animal Welfare Officer

Wagga Wagga, Australia
02 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Be a part of a new and exciting team
  • Apply your veterinary knowledge in teaching and research
  • Bring your Animal Welfare expertise into a University environment

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until January 2020), Full Time
  • $92,205 to $104,497 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

The Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) provides high quality veterinary advice and support, technical expertise and compliance and policy leadership on matters relating to animal care, welfare and usage in teaching and research at Charles Sturt University.

The AWO works collaboratively to ensure the principles of animal ethics are fulfilled, the obligations of animal welfare are met and that the standards of care and use of animals in research and teaching are continually improved. The AWO will have a role in developing and implementing robust systems and process to underpin these principles, standards and obligations as well as training and educational initiatives relevant to legislation and guidelines.

To be successful you will have:

  • A degree in veterinary science and eligibility for veterinary registration in New South Wales
  • Have a passion for ethics and quality assurance programs in animal welfare
  • Commitment to the legislative and regulatory instruments for the care and use of animals in teaching and research.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy.

The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The Research Office is a key operational unit within the RDI portfolio. The critical role of the Research Office is to provide an integrated suite of high standard research administration and support services. Effective leadership of the Research Office is essential to ensure excellence in research higher degree candidature management, research grants and contracts administration, research finance and commercialisation, research information management and reporting, research compliance and research policy development. These activities are undertaken through active liaison with internal and external stakeholders and a strong communication program.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Kate Organ | Manager, Ethics and Compliance Unit | |

Ph: 02 6933 2347