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Job no: 0041958
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact.

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Infrastructure Services, University Services

Salary: $115,726 - $120,404 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Professional and Academic candidate applications welcomed

About University Services

University Services comprises 1,600 professional staff focussed on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group delivers transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Veterinarian, Melbourne Bioresources, reports directly to the Director, Melbourne Bioresources which sits within the Infrastructure Services portfolio.

About the role

The Veterinarian, Melbourne Bioresources has primary responsibility for veterinary care of research and teaching animals at the University of Melbourne. The Veterinarian reports directly to the Director, Melbourne Bioresources and will establish a program of veterinary care at the University of Melbourne, which at a minimum will include: animal clinical care; emergency care; preventative medicine; anaesthesia; analgesia and surgery; and animal quarantine. The role will be responsible for providing technical expertise, education and training in general laboratory animal techniques including clinical, surgical and anaesthesia to staff across the University of Melbourne. In addition the role will ensure the obligations of animal health and welfare are met and the standards for the care and use of animals in research and teaching are continually advanced.

About you

·  A veterinary degree registrable in the State of Victoria.

·  A thorough understanding of research and an appreciation for disciplinary differences that are reflected in the different approaches to conducting research.

·  Skills, knowledge, and ability in general laboratory animal techniques; clinical, surgical and anaesthesia techniques; and diagnostic procedures related to the detection and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment.

·  A thorough understanding of the principles of research ethics and how they can guide research.

·  Demonstrated commitment to animal welfare with an in-depth understanding of laboratory animal science, ethics and quality assurance programs for the care and use of animals in research and teaching.

·  Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory instruments for the care and use of animals in research and teaching.


·  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

·  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

·  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

·  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Close date: 5 Jun 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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