Technical Officer, Animal Science

Gatton, Australia
12 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching School, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $33 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science committed to finding innovative and technology focused solutions to global challenges.  The School offers a range of undergraduate postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate.

With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, the School hosts six research concentrations, of which three are aligned with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation– a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government. Quality laboratories and facilities and strong partnerships with industry, community and government bodies, provide an environment that enables world class research and research training in a collaborative and cooperative spirit for postgraduate students and researchers.

The role

The Technical Officer provides 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.

The person

Applicants should possess a Bachelor degree in animal science or related disciplines, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training. In addition you should have relevant lab experience which includes supporting the research of undergraduate and postgraduate students. You should also have a demonstrated understanding of animal physiology and anatomy and associated experience in large and small animal handling.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 5. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597 - $72,348 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $75,579 - $84,648 p.a.).

Position Description

 Download File 3021706_Technical Officer Animal Science_Position Description.pdf 


To discuss this role please contact Ed Qualischefski on +61 7 5460 1253 or email

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