Imaging Technician (Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre)

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 04 Jul 2024

Job no:0053445
Role type:
 Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty of Science
Melbourne Veterinary School, Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre
UOM 4 – $76,901 - $81,615 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Elevate your career in equine healthcare with the University of Melbourne Equine Centre.
  • Provide efficient equine imaging services in a clinical and research setting.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Imaging Technician (ELIC) at the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre, University of Melbourne's Werribee campus, plays a pivotal role in delivering gold-standard equine clinical and research imaging, lameness investigation, and surgery support.

This position is integral to ensuring efficient imaging technical services and nursing assistance to veterinarians and researchers, with a keen eye on quality assurance and service excellence.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations of diagnostic imaging within ELIC to ensure timely and efficient imaging services.
  • Ensure excellent delivery of lameness and imaging services, patient care and efficient nursing assistance to veterinarians and researchers in a timely manner in accordance with best practice.
  • Work closely with the Advanced Imaging Technician and Professor (Equine Orthopaedics) and relevant staff to ensure appropriate allocation of resources to conduct imaging services.
  • Operate imaging equipment within the Equine Lameness and Imaging Centre in accordance with radiation and operational safety protocols.
  • Produce, processes and store images from diagnostic imaging procedures.

Who We Are Looking For
You will demonstrate a genuine passion for horses, experience handling horses and exhibit professionalism, enthusiasm, initiative, and a proactive attitude toward learning new skills and tasks. 

You will also have:

  • Completion of a relevant Certificate IV or Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, with relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Proven knowledge and familiarity with the Code of Practice for Radiation Protection in Veterinary Medicine to ensure compliance with operation of imaging equipment.
  • Proven veterinary nursing experience working with equine patients gained in the veterinary industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in equine radiography, scintigraphy and/or CT.
  • Proven animal handling skills in a veterinary clinical environment, and in particular horse-handling skills and experience gained within the equine industry.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “The University of Melbourne Equine Centre“  

The University of Melbourne Equine Centre Werribee provides state of the art care to horses of all shapes and sizes. Cases are referred to us from all over Victoria and interstate to be examined and treated by veterinary specialists. We pride ourselves on our patient care, customer service,  and dedication to training and research. The treatments that we use and recommend are backed by the latest research, to which members of our team make a significant contribution. 

The Melbourne Veterinary School is Australia’s number 1 ranked veterinary school with a proud tradition of excellence in research, education, and leadership. The Melbourne Veterinary School has research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat) and animal welfare. provides the only professional entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and covers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across veterinary science with Australia’s premiere graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which is nationally and internationally accredited by VSAAC, RCVS and the AVMA COE. 

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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