Assistant Animal Care Technician – Weekend Cover

Updated: 19 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

Assistant Animal Care Technician – Weekend Cover -2400882



  • Are you looking for a varied and exciting career where no two days are the same?
  • If you have a desire to learn and develop within the area of animal husbandry / care, please apply today!

The role / Te mahi

As an Assistant Animal Care Technician, you will be responsible for animal husbandry and on-going care for a range of animals.

Duties are varied and involve providing daily animal husbandry and care for a range of animals, maintaining, and managing breeding colonies of animals under conventional and specific pathogen free conditions, assisting with large animals, cage sanitisation and operation of autoclaves. 

Movement across facilities may be required.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of research projects, utilising your care skills and the interest you have in caring for, and working with animals.

Skills and experience / Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

You will be the type of person that loves to work with various animal species and ensure they receive an on-going level of comfort while in the care of our facility.

Other important attributes include:
•    Familiarity with computer systems.
•    Ability to maintain accurate and reliable records.
•    Good inter-personal relationship skills and the ability to communicate with people from many diverse backgrounds.
•    Reasonable level of fitness as the work requires lifting.
•    As this role will involve working alone, a high degree of responsibility and integrity is required.

A Veterinary Care qualification or equivalent experience would be advantageous.

About our Team / Mō te tīma

Biomedical Research Facilities hold and supply laboratory and large animals for research. Our specific team is a group of animal care professionals, committed to the on-going welfare of animals within our care.

We provide technical support, training, and expertise to a variety of units and departments across all the University's campuses. We are an approved Ministry of Primary Industries, and New Zealand Government, Containment and Quarantine Facility.

Further details / Pūroko

This is a permanent, part time role (19 hours per fortnight), located in Dunedin.

There would be the opportunity to gain extra hours by providing holiday/sickness cover and participating in a statutory holiday roster.

The appointment range for this position is $55,538 to $59,904 per annum. As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact Scott Rhodes via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2400882 will close on Wednesday, 5 June, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, and the University reserves to close the vacancy at any time. #LI-DNI

Additional Information 

Contact: Scott Rhodes

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
Salary Level and Range Level 3 (Range of Appointments $55,538 to $59,904, Top of Range $64,270)
 Research Infrastructure Centre
Job Function
 Animal Welfare

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