Assistant Animal Care Technician

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

Assistant Animal Care Technician -2201181



Are you seeking an entry-level role in an interesting environment where no two days are the same? A vacancy has arisen for two Assistant Animal Care Technicians to support research activities at the Biomedical Research Facility.

The role/Te mahi

We are looking for two Assistant Animal Care Technicians to help within our Facilities.

Duties are varied and will include:
•    Providing daily animal husbandry and care for a range of animals.
•    Maintaining and managing breeding colonies of animals under conventional and specific pathogen free conditions.
•    Cleaning animal holding pens and facility sanitisation.
•    Operation of cage-wash machines and autoclaves.

Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

•    A Veterinary Care qualification or equivalent experience.
•    Must have basic computer literacy skills.
•    Confidence in operating technical equipment, and/or prior animal handling experience would be an advantage.
•    Applicants should have a reasonable level of fitness as the work requires heavy lifting.

Further details/Pūroko

There are two full time, permanent positions available, located in Dunedin.

Weekend and Statutory holiday work will be required on a rostered basis.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For confidential enquiries, email Scott Rhodes, Manager Biomedical Research Facility, via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2201181 will close on Thursday, 30 June 2022.

Additional Information

Contact: Scott Rhodes

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location
Employment Status
Salary Level and Range Level 3 (Range of Appointments $47,238 to $51,604, Top of Range $55,970)
 Health Sciences Divisional Office
Job Function
 Animal Welfare

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