Senior Animal Technician

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/07/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Technical

Job description:

The team:

The scientific services team provides a diverse array of support services to researchers, including flow cytometry, microscopy, histology, GMP production, animal facilities, analytical facilities, sample processing services, and scientific equipment management.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities:

This role reports to the Team Leader and is responsible for:

  • ensuring animals are maintained in a healthy condition by performing all tasks including changing and replenishing food, water and bedding;
  • ensuring all work complies with legislations and Institute policies and procedures;
  • providing advice and support to Animal Technicians in the work area;
  • performing housekeeping tasks;
  • ensuring records are accurately maintained and reported;
  • establishing and maintaining colonies;
  • providing advice and support to researchers; and
  • facilitate and carry out technical procedures..
This role is required to participate in public holiday and weekend roster duties.

About you:

To be successful in the role, you should have: a Diploma in Animal Technology or equivalent; at least 4 years experience where you can demonstrate an advanced knowledge of animal husbandry and technical procedures; experience with colony management and health monitoring; good communication skills; and enjoy working as part of a close team. Accuracy with record keeping, good time management, and the ability to solve problems is also essential to this role. Experience working with contract research and the associate compliance record keeping for GLP or infectiousdisease models would be an advantage.