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Animal Technician

Apply now Job no: 528466
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 2/3

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 2/3 (Technical)
Salary package: $52,455 - $62,931 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (12 months)

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.  

A position is available for energetic people with a keen interest in small animal husbandry and biomedical research to join our dynamic team. Animal Technicians are responsible for providing daily care, monitoring and maintenance of laboratory animals and equipment within the Animal Services division at the Australian Phenomics Facility. The successful applicant will be able to work in a fast paced environment, understand the importance of following procedures, will have demonstrated good attention to detail, accurate record keeping skills and the capacity to work effectively in a team environment.

For further information, please contact Ms Shelley Dunstan on T: 02 6125 9115 or E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Important Note:

  • Vaccinations may be required to meet the expectations of this role.
  • Tasks to be undertaken are of a physical and repetitive nature. A pre-employment medical may be required.
  • This position holder will be required full time Monday to Friday.
  • Participation in a weekend and public holiday roster may be required.
  • This position is not suitable for individuals with existing allergic conditions.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.



Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems