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8 de diciembre de 2010

ANIMAL BEHAVIOURAL FACILITY OFFICER

Bosch Institute
Sydney Medical School - Medical Sciences
REFERENCE NO. 2639/0810

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 6,800 permanent staff supporting over 46,000 students.
The Bosch Institute is the research arm of the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. Its role is to add value to the research activities of the SMS through provision of well-managed research facilities and excellent training for junior scientists.
The Animal Behavioural Facility Officer is a newly-created 0.5FTE position. The ABF Officer will report to the Bosch Executive Director but will also liaise closely with a senior researcher who will provide expert input into the operations of the Facility. The ABF currently is focussed around a new piece of technical equipment, an Intellicage automated mouse behavioural apparatus. The ABF Officer will become expert in the capabilities and operation of this equipment and impart this knowledge to Bosch scientists, including students, by regularly conducting “hands on” training sessions. They will manage its operations, including keeping the equipment in good working order. The ABF Officer will seek opportunities to raise funds, in particular by writing grant applications, in order to expand the range of equipment and overall capabilities of the Facility. Where relevant they will liaise with the other Bosch Institute Facility Officers.
To succeed you will need relevant qualifications, preferably at PhD level, and previous experience working in a biomedical research environment. Also essential is experience in small animal handling, preferably with knowledge of rodent behaviour and skills in performance of rodent behavioural tests.
With demonstrated initiative and proven ability to operate proactively, your well honed organisational skills and ability to work under pressure will ensure deadlines are met. You will also bring to the role excellent communication skills and an ability to interact with all levels within the university. Previous experience in a tertiary institution and preparing applications to funding bodies is desirable.
The position is part-time (0.5FTE) fixed term for 12 months, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is the possibility of further offer of employment at full-time after the first 12 months dependent upon funding and need . Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.
Remuneration package : Academic Level A $68,020 - $92,306 pro-rata (which includes a base salary Level A pro-rata $57 478 - $78,000 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted online. To be considered applicants must respond to selection criteria; to do so complete your responses on the online application form. For further information or to submit an application please visit http://sydney.edu.au/positions and search reference number 2639/0810. Please note that resumes need to include contact details of two referees from a range of sources.
You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this role.

CLOSING DATE: 26 January 2011

ABEL ORELLANA | Candidate Research & Sourcing Consultant

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