Post-Doctoral Fellow in Animal Welfare Science

Perth, Australia
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

  • Three year fixed term, full time position
  • Associate Lecturer |  $64k-$87k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary packaging opportunities

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences (VLS), formed in January 2013, is well resourced with research and teaching facilities, and hosts a number of research groups and centres across the disciplines of Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Medical and Molecular Sciences and Murdoch University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Role

With support from the team leader and colleagues, the successful candidate will develop a scholarly research profile in animal welfare science and coordinate day-to-day research activities.  The Post-Doctoral Fellow will co-manage the externally funded project 'Welfare Indicator Dashboard; a pilot study for the live export supply chain', a key project for addressing current and emerging welfare issues within the livestock industry. The key accountability for the project is to develop objective welfare measures for sheep and cattle that can be trialled in industry.

As well as this, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary students and undertake professional activities relevant to the discipline. 

Skills and Experience

Key proficiencies include:

  • A PhD in an animal or veterinary science related field
  • Demonstrated capacity for research in livestock behaviour or welfare science
  • Ability to engage in high-quality independent research with a successful record of accomplishment of scholarly publications.
  • Project coordination and working effectively in multidisciplinary teams

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties and skills and experience required for this role.

Think Murdoch

With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference. Our staff and students are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong community engagement both locally and internationally.

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There's never been a better time to join us.

For more information or to apply:

Please visit to view the Guide for Applicants and Position Description. Here you will also find the online form to submit your application. Please note that emailed applications will not be accepted.

Position contact: Teresa Collins, Senior Lecturer in Animal Welfare and Ethics at

Closing date:  Friday 2 March 2018 (11:59pm)