Senior Animal Technologist - 2 Positions

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 18 Dec 2022

Senior Animal Technologist - 2 Positions

Job No.: 644219

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $87,282 - $94,211 pa HEW Level 06 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

If you love working with animals or are considering a change in your career path, we will support you with establishing your career as a Senior Animal Technologist within the Monash Animal Research Platform (MARP). 

This position contributes to supporting the Faculty’s research base and provide management and care services for animals of various species through general, technical and medical procedures under the frameworks of established policies.

The Senior Animal Technologist is responsible for the day-to-day running of a designated unit including planning and prioritising work and promoting animal welfare with respect to animal production, care and experimentation. The Senior Animal Technologist provides a professional, efficient service to researchers by supplying quality animals and actively participating in and supporting research projects.

In addition, the Senior Animal Technologist oversees, supervises and trains both senior and junior team members in the delivery of animal husbandry, care and welfare of laboratory animals in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), while ensuring a compliant and safe operating environment.

The Senior Animal Technologist is expected to maintain up-to-date specialist knowledge of new and innovative methodology, equipment, technology, data management and analysis, including implementing change to practices and training as required.

We are seeking someone with a Diploma of Applied Science (Animal Technology) with subsequent relevant work experience in a laboratory animal facility environment or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training or experience in an animal facility environment. You will also possess a passion for working with animals and a collegial, collaborative and engaging work ethic.

Come and join us at the Monash Animal Research Platform, we have a competitive salary and benefits and we look forward to you joining our inclusive, collaborative team. If you believe you fit this profile, we look forward to receiving your application.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police Check.

Monash University seeks applicants for this opportunity who are able to demonstrate and present valid and current Australian work rights.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs ".

We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.

Join us in our commitment to ensuring a better future for ourselves and for the communities in which we study, work, live and engage – #ChangeIt with us.


Tanya Lennane, Operations Manager, +61 3 9902 9270

Position Description

 Senior Animal Technologist

Closing Date

Please submit your application as soon as possible for this fabulous opportunity to join Monash University. Interviews will be held as strong applicants are identified. Applications will close when the role has been filled, no earlier than Sunday 18 December 2022, 11:55pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2022 until Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive

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