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Senior Animal Technologist

Job No.: 632124

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $73,053 - $83,914 pa HEW Level 05 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Contribute to the optimum welfare of laboratory animals
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

The Senior Animal Technologist is responsible for the day-to-day running of a designated unit and promotes animal welfare with respect to animal production, care and experimentation. The focus of this role will be to provide a professional, efficient service to researchers by supplying quality animals, actively participating in and supporting research projects and regularly liaising with researchers to ensure their specific needs are met.

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality laboratory animals to the biomedical research community and oversee team members in appropriate animal husbandry, care and welfare of laboratory animals 
  • Regularly monitor animal records, analyse data, raise issues and make recommendations to maintain the availability of animals as required by researchers
  • Supervise and train individuals within the designated work unit, including planning and prioritising work, delegating tasks, resolving operational issues, reporting and acting upon any issues, monitoring quality and assisting with resource planning
A Diploma of Applied Science (Animal Technology) or progression towards the completion of Diploma in Animal Technology is desirable or relevant work experience in a laboratory animal facility environment, or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience in an animal facility environment we would like to hear from you.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Ms Tanya Lennane, Operations Manager, +61 3 9902 9270

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 4 September 2022, 11:55pm AEST


At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our top priority. In accordance with the Pandemic Orders issued by the Victorian Government Health Minister, we require all staff working or placed in healthcare facilities to be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend these locations. 

For the latest information on COVID-19 at Monash, please visit our website.

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