About This OpportunityThe primary purpose of this role is to provide specialist technical assistance in the areas of rodent production and husbandry. The appointee will also actively support the general care and monitoring of animals and assisting with the daily operational requirements associated with maintaining the animal facility, carry out research-associated procedures and take part in projects involving animal research conducted by researchers from a number of partners (UQ, QUT, MMRI) and external organisations.This position is located at our , renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.Our Ideal CandidateApplicants must possess qualifications in relevant disciplines with subsequent experience working in laboratory animal facilities.Applicants must have practical experience performing various techniques in rodents, producing and using animals in a research environment, planning and performing experiments with the ability to prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines. Demonstrated experience in supervision and training staff/students would be well regarded.You should have detailed knowledge in animal house administration and the care of genetically modified animals, with good general research skills, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.Medical Clearance: Working with laboratory animals is an inherent requirement of the position. Your appointment is therefore subject to, and conditional upon, satisfactory medical clearance(s), including disclosure of relevant medical history, to undertake such work without unreasonable risk to your health and safety. In addition, the Employee is required to fully comply with necessary ongoing health monitoring procedures and control measures associated with the position. It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
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