Manager, Bioresources and Biosafety

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • 1 x Full time continuing role available

  • Be part of the Technical Services leadership team manage STEM College’s Bioresources platform and research related biological laboratories

  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About the Role

Are you passionate about advancing scientific research and ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare? We’re seeking an experienced Bioresources Manager to lead our bioresources platform, where you’ll play a pivotal role in managing animal research facilities and other biological resources.

Here’s what makes this opportunity exciting:

  • You’ll oversee newly upgraded facilities, ensuring compliance with physical containment requirements, animal welfare guidelines, and strict laboratory protocols. Your expertise will drive innovation and excellence.

  • As a seasoned leader, you’ll coach and motivate a dynamic team across multiple sites. Your ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels—whether within our organization, industry partners, or government bodies—will be crucial.

  • Your demonstrated experience in navigating legislative and regulatory frameworks related to animal experimentation, production, importation, and good laboratory practices (GLP) will be invaluable.

  • You’ll shape policies and procedures, ensuring seamless operations of our bioresources platform. Your attention to detail and commitment to compliance will help drive RMIT’s success.

  • Join us in a vibrant university context, collaborating with researchers, educators, and students. Your impact will extend beyond our walls, shaping the future of scientific and health-based discovery.

If you’re ready to make a difference and lead a team dedicated to advancing health and science outcomes in Australia, apply today!

To be successful for this position, you will have:

  • A degree in in a relevant field such as Science, Biomedicine or Veterinary Sciences, with demonstrated experience in laboratory animal science, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience

  • Experience in resource management in a university context or equivalent complex organisation

  • Proven leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to successfully coach, lead and motivate staff, including the development of cohesive team culture across multiple sites

  • High level written and verbal communication, negotiation and change management skills

  • Demonstrated experience in the application of legislative and regulatory requirements as they relate to animal experimentation, production, importation, Physical Containment (PC), Good Laboratory Practise (GLP), and animal welfare

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and reviewing policies and procedures to support ongoing operations of a Bioresources platform in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements

  • Experience working in a tertiary education environment or an equivalent, large, complex organization


A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a science/engineering related discipline with extensive relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training in both the management and use of a diverse portfolio of laboratory environments.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Aleks Besia, Senior Advisor at [email protected]

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply’ and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.


Applications Close:
27 June 2024 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to  being  a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

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