University Veterinarian & Animal Welfare Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Jun 2021

Job no:505646
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, Teaching Support, HEO9

(HEO9) $116,557 to $124,698 per annum and employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing, full-time position available immediately

Championing the responsible practice of animal use in teaching and research across the University

The University Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Office (UV) supports the University's teaching and research community in their use of animals in the conduct of their work. The UV will share, with the other UV in the team, the responsibility for educating, training and championing the responsible practice of animal use in teaching and research across the University. The UV will seek to be involved in the continual improvement of animal welfare across the University. 

Working under broad direction the UV provides clinical veterinary services/advice required for animals housed within the University campuses or otherwise associated with the research or teaching projects of University staff and students, requiring some out of hours and on-call work. The UV will act for the University and associated institutions by ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations relating to animal welfare directly and through oversight. Including providing advice to the Animal Ethics Committee on compliance with the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes and the State Welfare Act (1985), and implementing decisions of the Committee.

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience in the provision of expert advice to support researchers and educators in conducting research, learning and teaching activities which include the ethical use of animals.
  • Knowledge of biomedical research and animal husbandry across non-veterinary species.
  • Understanding of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes.
  • Commitment to animal care.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of independent decision-making, strategic problem solving, and initiative to deliver solutions.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Application close 11:55pm, 28 June 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Michael Liebelt
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Operations), Division of Research & Innovation

P: +61 (8) 831 36911

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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