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Technical Officer, Animal Facility

RMIT University - Bundoora, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Technical Officer, Animal Facility

Job no: 594648
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Science, Technical Laboratory Support

  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary Level HEW 6.1 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Bundoora campus
About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College

The STEM College Office Professional staff delivers services to all four Schools across five distinct functions:
  • Student Lifecycle
  • Planning & Operations
  • Technical Services
  • Program Lifecycle & Governance
  • WIL & Engagement
Relevant digital solutions - such as Workday - are used by the five teams to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies. The Group's end-to-end professional support ensures a consistent approach to the operational and strategic functioning of the College and adherence to University policies and procedures.

The STEM College Office professional staff are instrumental in providing students with a transformative and enriched learning experience, and in supporting our research and engagement administration activities. Centralised in the College Office, at our City and Bundoora campuses, professional staff members have opportunities to cross-skill, engage in professional development and develop their own career paths.

About the role

Under the guidance of the Technical Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining the day to day operational functions of RMIT's animal facility and providing support to teaching and research activities within the animal facility laboratories and spaces.

You will provide expert advice to users of the spaces and ensure facilities are running effectively and safely, in compliance with legislative requirements and RMIT policies and procedures.

Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining facility records, preparing reports to relevant committees, ordering equipment and live animals on behalf of facility users and inducting researchers to the facility.

About you

To be successful in this position, you'll have, but not limited to:
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in managing a research animal facility
  • Experience working with laboratory animals and providing training to others in the correct handling and care of animals in a research environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in a range of equipment used in a research animal facility such as isoflurane anaesthetic machines, animal change stations, IVC racks, automated cage washers, autoclaves and bottle washers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current legislation relevant to scientific research working with animals, including relevant legislative codes, and regulatory bodies.
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, highly organised, and the ability to work autonomously and in a team.
  • Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and with a diverse range of people from various backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of working in accordance to the RMIT value statements or similar frameworks in other organisations.
Qualifications

Relevant qualification and/or relevant experience

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

Applications close on Sunday 28th February at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

Application close: 28 Feb 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

RMIT University

Bundoora, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training




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