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Position Details
Reference Number 380887
Position Title Animal Technician
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Animal Technician
Salary $49,298.00 - $52,205.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The care, welfare, husbandry and breeding management of animals held and bred at the WSLHD animal facilities and to support medical and scientific research at WSLHD.


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.


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*Westmead hospital car parking allocation model is changing. There is a waitlist for parking for new staff commencing at Westmead Hospital. This does not apply for staff with disability*


This position is permanent full time, working 38 hours per week and is classified as an Animal Technician.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Selection Criteria 1. Qualifications in animal technology or animal related field or experience working in animal research facilities.

2. Familiarity and experience with the husbandry of non-rodent species used in research and knowledge and experience in working with genetically modified animals (including breeding of GM rodents).

3. Demonstrated high quality record keeping skills and attention to detail.

4. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of animal research regulatory requirements (Animal Research Act, NHMRC Code and OGTR guidelines).

5. Capacity to liaise effectively and relate well to clinicians, research staff and students.

6. A dedicated commitment to animal welfare.
Contact Person Ross Matthews
Contact Number 0298456176
Closing Date 03/04/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view