Trainee Animal Technician

Trainee Animal Technician

Application closing date: 
Tue, 13/04/2021 - 5:00pm

An opportunity is available for a Trainee Animal Technician to join the Laboratory Operations, Bioservices (Kew) Department at Australia’s pre-eminent biomedical research institute.

About the position

The Trainee Animal Technician will undertake duties associated with the care, husbandry and maintenance of laboratory animals and the facility. Routine tasks include observation, husbandry, breeding, cage cleaning, equipment and room cleaning, sterilisation procedures, record keeping and meeting researcher/client requirements.

Key challenges include:

• ensuring breeding programs are established and maintained

• meeting researcher/client needs for animals

• ensuring deadlines and schedules are met

Selection Criteria

Personal qualities

• Conscientious

• Good observation skills

• Attention to detail

• Flexible

• Cooperative

• Enthusiastic

• Good communication skills

Knowledge and skills

• Completion of Secondary School

• Undertaking or completion of the Diploma of Animal Technology (or equivalent)

• No previous experience required

• Must be physically fit

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 1 year in a full time capacity. Salary is HEW T3.1 – HEW T3.2 ($48,261 - $51,098). Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Shauna Ross –

A position description is available here.

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to, quoting reference WEHI/ANSR300321 in the subject line.

Application closing date: 13 April 2021

Institute Life

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support women laboratory heads.