Position Details
Reference Number 17439
Position Title Animal Technician
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Division Cancer Research
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Allied Health Professionals
Classification From: 1BU11 - AT MLAB TECH GR1 YR1
Classification To: 1BU88 - AT MLAB TECH GR1 YR8
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


Cancer Research is currently seeking a full time Animal Technician to join our multi-disciplinary and dynamic Animal Facility Core. The position is a 12 month fixed term full time contract, which will also require the successful candidate to participate in weekend and public holiday rosters.

The principle responsibilities of this position are animal husbandry, colony management, record keeping and assisting with experimental procedures. The position works closely with other animal technicians as well as research staff and students. You will support the team leader and manager on issues of compliance, animal welfare and assist with the daily activities and maintenance of the facility.

The successful applicant will need to possess and demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

• Commitment to ethical treatment of animals
• Good communication, organisation and teamwork skills
• High level of reliability


The successful candidate will have a basic understanding of compliance regulations including POCTA Act, AQIS, PC2 & OGTR and Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes. 

It is desirable for the successful candidate to have completed a Diploma of Applied Science – Animal Technology or equivalent, and experience in colony management, including transgenic and knockout lines.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Extensive animal husbandry experience
Essential: Experience working at a high level of responsibility in an Animal Facility
Essential: Extensive knowledge of mouse breeding regimes
Essential: Knowledge of PC2 containment requirements
Desirable: Experience in developing and delivering training modules
Desirable: Experience in the use of colony management databases
Desirable: Diploma of applied science - Animal Technology or higher
Contact Person Brent Fullerton
Contact Number 03 8559 7603
Closing Date 13/12/2019
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