Technical Assistant, ADP program Technical Services

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, continuing position based in Camden              
  • Support the University’s Animal Donation Program (ADP) to enhance Education outcomes
  • Base salary from $83,384 plus 17% superannuation  

About the opportunity 

The Technical Assistant, Animal Donation Program will work from the Camden campus to deliver timely and effective technical services within the ADP to achieve enhanced education support outcomes. This includes providing hands-on support for practical classes, demonstrations, maintenance of equipment and assisting in producing writing safety and procedural documentation.


Your key responsibilities will be to: 

  • transport and handling of heavy animal cadavers (corpses), teaching equipment and waste between storage, laboratory bench and disposal location
  • proactively plan, setup and help with the deliverance of practical classes
  • drive and collect animal cadavers from pre-arranged animal facilities and clinics located across greater Sydney region coordinating with the clinical skills education team and key animal donation program staff
  • perform whole-of-life handling, storage, and disposal of animal cadavers in accordance with established technical and safety guidelines
  • conduct technical cleaning and decontamination tasks for equipment and facilities
  • help build and maintain relationships with external facilities that provide animal cadavers
  • fulfil routine service requests in a timely manner
  • maintain inventory databases and regularly perform stocktaking for equipment, consumables, hazardous materials, animal cadavers

About you:

  • full fitness ability to lift, carry, push, pull a variety of loads
  • valid NSW drivers license in order to pick-up and make deliveries
  • relevant experience in front-line service environment interacting with clients
  • experience in preparing, streamlining, set up/pack down of higher educational anatomy classes
  • preferred experience in the dissection of large animals, with cadaveric waste disposal of biological waste and hazardous substances, and decontamination
  • willingness to undergo vaccination and or health screening required
  • no physical reaction/allergy/predisposition or emotional constraint to working with animals, products, dust, or other agents typical to the area of work e.g chemicals, etc.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position. 

Pre-employment checks 

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment. 

EEO statement  


At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  

How to apply 

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.   

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply. 

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Sajad Bahram on [email protected]

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Sunday 31 March 2024 11:59 PM

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