Manager, Animal Care and Use Advisory Service

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 14 Feb 2023

Job no: 0050740
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full time; Continuing
Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation 
UOM 9 – $129,154 - $134,374 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Play a vital leadership role promoting the care and ethical use of animals
  • Provide expert guidance and education and promote your profile as a trusted advisor
  • $129,154 - $134,374, 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is the central facilitator of research funding in the University, taking advantage of the full diversity of research funding opportunities.

The Office of Research Ethics and Integrity (OREI) provides expert advice, guidance and training to facilitate the ethical and responsible conduct of research. We partner with Chancellery and Academic Divisions to support multiple key areas of governance and oversight including: research integrity, human and animal research ethics, gene technology, biosecurity and biosafety, animal welfare, export controls, autonomous sanctions, quality assurance and clinical trials.

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital leadership role, promoting a culture of care and a program-wide approach in supporting the delivery of high-quality research and teaching using animals and overseeing the Institution’s program of veterinary care. You will form effective relationships with your stakeholders and influence outcomes through establishing credibility as a trusted advisor and drive continuous improvement in service delivery.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Animal Care and Use Manager leads a team of Animal Care and Use Advisors and provides context-specific expert advice, education and compliance monitoring regarding the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. ​ The function operates proactively within the Animal Care and Use Program by influencing activities at the application planning stage, foreshadowing potential adverse events and establishing emergency plans.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to policies and standards relating to the care and use of animals in research and teaching.
  • Coordinating, developing and delivering ongoing training and education relevant to animal care and use for scientific purposes.
  • Monitoring, analysing and reporting on risks and trends within the Animal Care and Use Program, including root cause analysis.

About You
Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills enable you to build effective, trusted relationships with your stakeholders and engage a wide range of audiences to effectively convey complex information. You have highly developed organisational and analytical skills with the ability to approach challenges with maturity and reason while continuously managing competing priorities to ensure service is delivered to a high standard.

You will also have:

  • A degree in Veterinary Science or related discipline and/or relevant experience and knowledge of animal care and its use in a research context.
  • Extensive experience leading and developing a team, with demonstrated ability to communicate key strategic objectives and support staff to achieve organisational goals in a large and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of animal experimentation and animal ethics, and regulation of the use of animals in a research setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering strategic projects, including the development and review of policies, guidelines, procedures, and processes.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at .


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