Technical Manager (Laboratory Animal Services)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, fixed term contract until 31st December 2026 with the world-leading University of Sydney

  • Exciting opportunity to provide technical support to the University in the development of the LAS facility in the Sydney Biomedical Accelerator

  • Base Salary, $111,966 - $126,271 p.a (HEO8) + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is currently seeking a Technical Manager (Laboratory Animal Services) to develop the project organisation structure, the project charter, workforce plans, and project processes and resources required to support implementation in the implementation of the LAS facility in the new Sydney Biomedical Accelerator.

The successful candidate will be required to develop communications, promote the project across the affected work areas or the University, and conduct information sessions or training as required across the work areas affected by the project to ensure that stakeholders are appropriately informed.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and embeds project governance and reporting framework to monitor implementation, progress and delivery of the project

  • manage project stakeholders and collaborates with project teams to ensure that project deliverables and milestones are achieved

  • provide sound advice and recommendations for the conceptualization, analysis and dissemination of quantitative and qualitative findings

  • manage the establishment and communication of the project management methodology, including project processes, document and reporting templates and planning tools

  • perform work activities relevant to the role’s key accountabilities as approved by the manager.

About you:

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Technical Manager (Laboratory Animal Services) who has:

  • a postgraduate qualification in Project Management, or tertiary qualification in Animal Research (or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience)

  • previous experience working in the higher education/tertiary sector

  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects

  • experience project managing multiple work streams, or leading large complex projects and ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands

  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a fixed term 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. 

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