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Animal Attendant

The University of Queensland - Gatton, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Full Job Description
School of Veterinary Science

Founded in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science has a rich history and a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The school also maintains a Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

About This Opportunity

A great opportunity for an Animal Attendant to perform appropriate procedures to provide timely and quality service in support of teaching and research requirements of the Clinical Studies Centre. As part of a technical team you will be responsible for the care and husbandry of companion animals, including cleaning and feeding. The position has responsibility for the daily care and welfare of teaching and research animals located in the School of Veterinary Science at the Gatton campus and provides support in the area of teaching in the Veterinary Science and Animal Studies programs, specifically companion animal sciences.

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants must have completed a Certificate II in Animal Studies or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience and or education/training. Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent (registrable in Queensland), along with a track record of performing at an advanced clinical level. A commitment and enthusiasm for the welfare, handling, and care of animals is a must. Experience with both companion and large animals (cattle, horses, pigs and sheep) would be advantageous.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time continuing appointment at Hew level 2.

The remuneration will be in the range of $55,595 to $56,931, plus employer superannuation of 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021

Our Selection Process

Please note that Panel Interviews have been scheduled for w/c 26th April 2021 at The University of Queensland's Gatton campus.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

For accessibility requirements and/or adjustments, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au


To discuss this role, please contact Samantha Kempster on s.kempster@uq.edu.au