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Senior Technical Officer - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Reference no: 492676
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Technical Officer

  • Varied and challenging role
  • Work alongside a motivated and collaborative team
  • Great regional location in one of Australia's fastest growing inland cities

The Role

  • Fixed-term, Full Time (until December 2019)
  • Level 6 - $75,301 to $81,488 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

The successful applicant will be part of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Technical Team providing commercial diagnostic pathology services to clients as well as technical and laboratory support for teaching and research in the Faculty of Science. The person in this position is responsible for the leadership of the diagnostic veterinary services related to clinical pathology (haematology, biochemistry and cytology), including receiving and processing diagnostic accessions.  The Senior Technical Officer will liaise with external clients and ensure the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) remains responsive to client needs. The position is also responsible for providing leadership and direction to casual staff working in complementary disciplines.  They will be responsible for proficiency testing in their discipline and supporting laboratory activities in other discipline areas.  This role has joint responsibility with the other Technical Officers in the VDL for the maintenance of equipment, maintenance of a chemical stock register, and preparation of teaching material within their discipline area. They will occasionally be required to assist in other diagnostic discipline areas.

To be successful you will have:

  • Qualifications as specified in the position description
  • Demonstrable skill in veterinary diagnostic clinical pathology and at least one other diagnostic discipline such as histology or molecular biology
  • Demonstrated understanding of accreditation systems (NATA, GLP or similar) and QC programs (RCPA etc)

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides courses in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology and has a strong research reputation with expanding numbers of higher research degree students.

The School has a substantial infrastructure of a very high standard for veterinary training including a Veterinary Clinical Centre, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Small Animal Clinic and Equine Centre.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Lori Blechynden | Technical Manager, Veterinary Enterprises |  | Ph:  (02) 69334823

Closing Date: 11pm, 24 October 2018

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