Senior Animal Technician Small Animal Facility

Updated: 3 months ago

  • Knowledge of the Victorian Animal Code of Practice for Animal Welfare, and the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
  • Support and guidance on overall animal care and welfare in the Facilities
  • Immerse yourself in an inclusive culture at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness

The Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) provides the diagnostic and research capability required to investigate and respond to newly emerging diseases affecting livestock and other animals. 

As a Senior Animal Care Technician, you will be a part of the Small Animal Facility (SAF) team aiding the Facility Manager in managing and supervising other animal facility staffing and the provision of small animal services to CSIRO science and research teams.  You will ensure the Small Animal Facility (SAF) maintains a disease-free facility, providing the highest animal husbandry and welfare standards. You will be required to ensure animal ethics and welfare protocols are adhered to and provide the best possible outcomes for the animals and science.

This is a newly created role to assist the Facility Manager in the daily supervision of the SAF staff including working as part of an on-call roster to provide high-level advice and animal care as required and ensuring the facility equipment is checked and maintained to a high standard and records are kept.

The appointee must be able to meet ACDP’s Microbiological Security and Security Clearance requirements.

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