Animal Welfare Officer, Research, Ethics and Integrity

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 19 Nov 2023

4 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

19 Nov 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Part-time (0.6FTE), ongoing 
Position based at Werrington South Campus

  • Join us as an Animal Welfare Officer: Ensuring the ethical treatment of animals in research and teaching in a dynamic University environment!
  • Pro-rata Salary $78,444 to $87,081 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading
  • Unlock your potential with Western Sydney University!
  • Benefit from flexible work and leave opportunities, professional development and a generous 17% superannuation package

About Western

Western Sydney University is a top-ranking, modern, forward-thinking institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. Our core values of Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture focused on student-centered excellence. With 3,000 dedicated staff members, you can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact. Discover exciting opportunities with us!

About the Role

Join our dynamic Research Services team, dedicated to supporting and enhancing research activities University wide. As the Animal Welfare Officer, your responsibilities extend to fostering collaborations within the University and beyond and may require travel across multiple campuses for meetings and inspections.

Your pivotal role revolves around ensuring the ethical treatment of animals in research and teaching, aligning with national regulations and standards. You'll also provide expert guidance and training in cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques, alongside meticulous health monitoring. Collaborating closely with the Animal Ethics Committee, you'll lead efforts to maintain the highest standards of animal care and offer professional veterinary counsel to researchers and students. Furthermore, you'll play a key part in assisting researchers with Animal Research Authority applications and contribute to the assessment of documents submitted to the monthly committee meeting.

To excel in this role, you will have a degree in Veterinary Science and eligibility for registration as a veterinarian surgeon in NSW. You will also have demonstrated postgraduate experience in clinical practice with experience overseeing the welfare of a range of animal species used in research and/or teaching.

What We Offer in Return

At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions
  • Salary Packaging options

This is a part-time (0.6FTE) 21 hours per week, ongoing position located at Western's Werrington South Campus.

Please review the position description for more information. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply ensuring you carefully address the selection criteria in your application.

Remuneration Pro-Rata Package: HEW Level 8 $78,444 to $87,081 p.a. (comprising Salary of $66,286 to 73,585p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquires: Please contact Dr Shantala Mohan via email [email protected] 

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Sunday 19 November 2023

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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