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Casual Animal Attendant

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration, Research Assistant, Technical / Scientific Officer

Appointment Type: a casual position, start August 2019
Salary Package: HEW Level 3, $39.50-$45.10 per hour
Location: Macquarie Park, North Ryde
The Role
We are seeking a passionate animal carer to join the Macquarie Animal Research Services (MARS) team as an Animal Attendant on a casual basis. This role is available from August 2019.
This is your opportunity to provide hands-on animal husbandry and care to research animals ensuring a high standard of animal welfare is met and the animal facilities are well maintained. Working as part of a friendly, busy team you will also ensure records are kept up to date, help monitor stock and consumables and provide support to research staff with regards to animal welfare.
About You
Drawing on your relevant qualifications and/or previous experience in animal care, you will have an understanding of the day-to-day operation of an animal facility and knowledge of safety and regulatory compliance requirements.
As the successful candidate, you will need to prioritise animal welfare and the needs of the research staff and students, collaborate with your team, and maintain excellent attention to detail in every activity.
About Us
MARS is responsible for the breeding and care of animals used for research and teaching and the maintenance of the animal holding facilities. Operating within a highly regulated environment, the team is committed to high animal welfare standards while supporting Macquarie University’s research through efficient delivery of services.
Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.
To Apply
To be considered for these positions, please apply online. In the application process, attach your resume and a separate cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:
Essential Selection Criteria
Certificate III in Animal Technology, Animal Care and Management, Zoo Keeping or other relevant qualification
Demonstrated skills and experience working in an animal facility
Experience providing a high level of customer service and excellent communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Working knowledge of the NSW Animal Research legislation
Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and regulations as they relate to animals and animal ethics
For further information please view the position description: Animal Attendant_3.pdf
Please note that some weekend availability will be required, and the successful candidate will be required undertake a criminal history check.
General Recruitment Enquiries: Letitia Poile at
Applications Close: Sunday, 21 July 11.55 pm (AEST)
Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.
We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

Advertised: 10 Jul 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Jul 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Casual Animal Attendant Macquarie University


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