Laboratories and Technical Support officer


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Townsville, QLD 


Veterinary Specialities


$75,723 - $82,015 per year

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Full Time - Continuing


Research: Laboratory Positions

Job Description:

Key position within a sensitive yet highly valuable area of our University, ideal for a proven laboratory professional.
  • Support critical teaching and research of Vet Sciences in the tropics
  • Contribute to one of the top Veterinary Programs in the Country
  • Full time, continuing position
We offer an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary anatomy Laboratories and Technical Support officer ($75,723 - $82,015) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).  A continuing appointment, this position is based at the JCU Bebegu Yumba Campus in Townsville.
What you can accomplish in the Role
Working autonomously with broad direction from the Manager, Facilities and Technical Support and academic staff you will support the preparation, usage and documentation of cadaveric materials and other resources for use in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.  Ensuring the highest quality standards are maintained in the veterinary anatomy teaching laboratory, your focus will be on preparing animal bodies and tissues for teaching, setting up for practical classes and ensuring a clean safe workplace that supports the successful delivery of veterinary anatomy teaching and enabling learning outcomes to be met.
What you will bring to the Role
With a background in a clinical or laboratory setting, you have previous experience working with cadaveric dissection and prosection with a strong knowledge of animal or human anatomy as well as proven cadaver preservation and embalming skills and knowledge. Your comprehensive understanding of WHS legislation and how it applies in a laboratory environment, underpinned by your science qualifications, will ensure your success in this varied yet challenging role.
Why JCU?
Consistently voted in the top 250 of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • work and life balance with a 36.25 hour working week plus five weeks annual recreation leave
  • on-site facilities including medical, cafes, childcare and gymnasium 
How to Apply
Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 17366.  Applications close 26 April 2021




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