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Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Technician

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
$74,289 - $82,603
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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Veterinary Medicine
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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(HE05) $74,289-$82,603 per annum (pro-rata) plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

We are recruiting a part-time (0.8fte) continuing position to work within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital located in Roseworthy.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Science conducts teaching, research and clinical services at the University of Adelaide's Roseworthy Campus. The school is situated on a 1600ha property that includes a working farm, a full service veterinary teaching facility, animal holding facilities and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research spaces and laboratories.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) is the commercial clinical services structure embedded within the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. The VHC is comprised of three distinct business units established to provide the school with financially sustainable clinical teaching environments. These commercial units are the Companion Animal Health Centre, , Large Animal Health Centre and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL).The VDL provides routine and specialised diagnostic and pathology services to the two veterinary business units and to researchers and external organisations.

Working under the general direction of the Laboratory Manager, this role will be part of the VDL team with the primary focus of the role to provide in-house clinical diagnostic support.

The role will encompass a range of activities and tasks performed within the VDL under the direction of Veterinary Pathologists.

The successful candidate should be comfortable working with animal materials, bio-hazardous and chemical materials and will take initiative to improve the quality of lab maintenance systems and lab safety.

To be successful you will need:
  • Demonstrated experience in diagnostic laboratory techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge in laboratory techniques in Biochemistry, Haematology and endocrinology in a diagnostic setting.
  • Capacity to work independently but participate cooperatively in team projects.
  • Attention to detail in record keeping and documentation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and in experience in the application of GLP, ISO 17025 and Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare policies in a laboratory

The successful candidate will have a high level of communication skills and the ability to demonstrate initiate by identifying areas for continuous improvement. They will also be willing to undergo training in other laboratory departments and assist with the teaching of students.

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 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.

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.

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 8th August 2022.

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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