Small Animal Laboratory Technician

The University of Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Full time

Reception/ Support Staff / Other

Jun 27

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The University of Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most significant and complex entities and one of NZ’s largest employers. The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS) is one of our biggest faculties and we are committed to improving the health of our local, national, and global communities through excellence in teaching, research, service, and engagement. 

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 

We’re seeking a Laboratory Animal Technician to join our busy research unit at our leading Faculty of Medical & Health Science, where ground-breaking research is carried out every day. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in supporting some of the University’s world-leading research, where you will directly contribute to bettering the lives of people in New Zealand and around the world.  

This position is primarily focused on ensuring we are meeting the highest standards of animal welfare while also managing the husbandry, hygiene and breeding practices. This position primarily involves working with small animals, but it is imperative that you have experience managing a variety of animals.  

He kōrero mōu | About you 

You will ideally have prior experience or a qualification in animal care, you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of the New Zealand Animal Welfare regulations. 

While we provide training, you will have had prior experience in animal care and management (through a pet store, veterinary clinic or other such environments). Excellent communication skills are a must, as you will be required to work both independently and seamlessly as part of a busy team.

For more information on the role, please view the position description

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer 

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.  

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through: 

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours) 
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme 
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave 

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.  

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.  

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email. 

Sunday, 11 July 2021 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role. 

Additional Information

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to 

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

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