University of Otago

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Others


Aug 21

This role might be exactly what you are looking for and we want to talk to you about a career in research.

About our team - Mō te tīma

At the Animal Welfare Office (AWO) we support biomedical research activities at the University of Otago - New Zealand's first university. Our job is to make sure we maintain the highest international standards of the welfare and ethical treatment of research and teaching animals. We take our jobs seriously and work alongside amazing scientists who do ground-breaking research and make a real difference to the humanity and veterinary medicine.

We work in the state-of-the-art modern biomedical research and containment facility based in the Eccles building, with flexible animal and microbiological research space for multiple research groups from across the University. With everything we need being right at our fingertips, our team is empowered to perform our roles to the best of our abilities.

The role - Te mahi

As a Clinical Veterinarian you will work in a team to support the Animal Welfare Officer with the provision of a high level of animal care and welfare. You will be providing clinical veterinary advice as well as training staff and students on these practices.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Preparing and assisting with the implementation of animal care and use systems and services across the University as and when required.
  • Providing veterinary clinical guidance on animal use protocols and supporting research staff and animal technicians.
  • Prescribing veterinary medicines for research and welfare, in compliance with the ACVM act 1997.
  • The delivery of clinical training to staff and students.

Your skills and experience - Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

  • Registered veterinary qualification with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.
  • Recent clinical experience with small animals.
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills.

Ideally you will also have experience with research and laboratory animals (but not essential) or an interest in research combined with the desire to explore a new discipline.

We will provide all the necessary training and support to ensure your success.

Further details - Pūroko

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) position located in Dunedin. Applications for part-time hours are also considered - please make your preference clear on your covering letter.

Access to a vehicle and a current driver's licence are required.

We offer a competitive remuneration package depending on experience and qualifications plus the opportunity to develop and expand your career. Being part of the University of Otago also means access to a wide range of the staff benefits, including 5-week annual leave and generous superannuation contribution.

The appointment range for this position is $94,974 to $103,056.

Application - Tono

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2301286 will close on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

Applications may be reviewed as submitted and candidates may be invited to interview immediately. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.


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Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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