Trainee Veterinary Pathologist


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Townsville, QLD 


Vet Sciences program, Veterinary Specialities


$68,350 - $91,332 per year

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Part Time - Fixed Term


Academic: Other Academic

Job Description:

Join a dynamic team of professionals involved in innovative teaching and research in Veterinary Sciences at our on-campus veterinary teaching hospital.
  • Be at the forefront of Veterinary Sciences in the Tropics
  • Part time – 29 hours per week, 2yr Fixed term contract commencing 17 Jan 2022
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals
We offer an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Veterinary Pathologist ($68,350 - $91,332) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).   This part time, 2yr Fixed term contract is based at our on-campus veterinary teaching hospital at the JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas.
What you can accomplish in the Role
This position presents you with a fantastic opportunity to kick start your Veterinary career and gain membership of the Australia New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences in Pathology.  The prescribed training program includes small group teaching to veterinary students as well as the provision of relevant diagnostic and/or clinical services, all under the direct supervision of an experienced veterinary pathologist.
What you will bring to the Role
With a Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent and eligibility for registration in Queensland, you will have an enthusiasm and capacity for teaching and engaging undergraduate students.  You will demonstrate a keen interest in, and aptitude for, diagnostic pathology and will have a broad Knowledge of the major diseases affecting domestic animals in Australia.
Why Townsville and JCU
Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history, beautifully preserved Federation architecture, a smattering of islands just off its coast, and a vibrant, progressive dining scene.  JCU is uniquely positioned to offer a culturally diverse working environment and 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
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • on-campus cafés, gym, pool and childcare
  • Re-location and immigration assistance will be provided
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.
How to apply
Visit the Careers JCU website – vacancy reference 17610
For more info, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at




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