Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
World class research institute
Inner city location, close to public transport
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.
The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute maintains facilities for genetically modified rodents, where a high quality of animal care is coupled with excellent services for research.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a keen interest in research animals to join our team.
As an Animal Technician at the Institute you will work as part of a skilled and dedicated team of 7 technicians who provide support for research into cardiac disease and development. Training will be provided by Institute Technical Officers and you will report to the Facility Manager.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Animal care including provision of food, water and clean housing materials
Animal husbandry including management of breeding colonies
Liasing with research staff to optimise the health and welfare of animals under study
Working with the team to ensure efficient facility operation
Maintenance and operation of washing and sterilising equipment
Maintenance of clean environments, including materials and equipment
Compliance with regulations concerning animal ethics, gene technology and Work, Health & Safety
Keeping accurate records of breeding and animal usage
You are an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a passion for animal care. You are committed to progressing your career in the laboratory animal field and interested in gaining skills and experience in a research facility setting. You have excellent attention to detail and are comfortable with electronic record management and email communications.
We would like to meet you if you have:
Tertiary qualifications in laboratory animal science, Biological Science or a related field
Prior experience in working in animal research facilities
Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
What we offer:
State of the art facilities built in 2008
Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
Opportunities for further learning through on-line training
Collaborative team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.