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Job no: 0045255
Work type: Continuing
Location: Dookie

Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About the role

The University of Melbourne is a leading university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Dairy Coordinator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of the state of the art robotic dairy enterprise located at the University's Dookie Campus in Northern Victoria. 

The dairy farm consists of 45 hectares of border check irrigated land with an additional 70 hectares of dry land area. The dairy currently has approximately 150 milking cows.

The incumbent will have a good knowledge of animal health and husbandry, with empathy and care for stock, maintain herd health records/bookkeeping, calf rearing, stock work, assisting with calving cows and general dairy clean-up and maintenance.

An appreciation of research is also required as the dairy will serve both the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS) and other University of Melbourne faculties, to supply them with facilities and data required for their research. 

About us: 

The University of Melbourne has affirmed its position as the number one university in Australia, and remains among the fastest-rising research universities in the world’s top 100, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is counted among the best universities in the world – 33 by the Times Higher Education (THE) and 32 by the US News and World Report Rankings.

The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences provides over 20 courses and 300 subjects to approximately 3,500 equivalent full time students. The Faculty provides the only professional entry veterinary program in Victoria and the Bachelor of Agriculture is the fastest growing undergraduate degree in Australia. The University of Melbourne’s agriculture program is the largest in Victoria and ranked 36 in the world, whilst the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program was the first graduate veterinary professional entry program in Australia. The Faculty is ideally placed to contemplate changes that have far-reaching consequences on its teaching, engagement and research.

Close date: 3 Apr 2018                  

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