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University of Sydney
New South Wales, Australia (on-site)
26 days ago


  • Full time 2 year fixed term position located on the Camperdown Campus with the Animal Welfare Veterinary Team, within Research Integrity and Ethics Administration, DVC-Research
  • A great internship opportunity for an early career veterinarian wanting to gain experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Base Salary HEO 4 $73,751 p.a. - $77,926 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Research Integrity and Ethics Administration, DVC-Research team are seeking to appoint an Animal Welfare - Veterinary Intern. This is a development and learning role designed for early career veterinarians interested in the broad swathe of veterinary activities required in the animal research environment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake directed self-education during the term of this internship receiving support for the completion of an external qualification relevant to this discipline, in accordance with University policy. They will receive mentoring, training, and experience in laboratory animal medicine, best practice management of research animals and research animal welfare and be provided with the opportunity to develop relevant expertise and skills. The incumbent will receive support in establishing a professional network of contacts in the laboratory medicine field, through involvement with industry discussion groups, conferences, external site inspections, and other activities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • promote animal welfare and the responsible use of animals in research and teaching across the university
  • assist the Animal Welfare Veterinarian and the Research Integrity and Ethics Administration (RIEA) team in ensuring compliance of the University with relevant legislation, regulations and contractual requirements
  • establish and maintain effective relationships with all relevant university personnel involved in animal research, animal facilities, Laboratory Animal Services, and core research facilities
  • provide veterinary services to research animals, where necessary under the guidance of the Animal Welfare Veterinarian, including preventative care, diagnostics, disease investigation, treatment, and necropsies
  • prepare and submit reports to the Animal Ethics Committees as required.

To learn more about the Research Integrity and Ethics Administration, DVC-Research click here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Animal Welfare - Veterinary Intern who has:

  • an eligibility to register with the Veterinary Practitioners Board in NSW
  • an ability to discuss complaints and confidential issues with tact and discretion in a sensitive and professional manner
  • awareness of relevant legislation, codes, and guidelines and willingness to build comprehensive understanding
  • experience in a veterinary hospital or similar environment
  • a balanced advocacy for animals with passion and commitment to animal welfare
  • enthusiasm to learn new skills and guide others in their learning
  • a can-do attitude and the desire to support animal research, animal researchers, and animal care staff
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with animal research stakeholders at all levels
  • vaccination for Q Fever or willingness to be vaccinated.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Applications Close - Monday 13 March 2023 11:59 PM

How to apply

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 68332763
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    New South Wales, Australia
  • Company Name For Job: University of Sydney
  • Position Title: Animal Welfare - Veterinary Internship
  • Job Function: Veterinarian - other
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Salary: $73,751.00 - $77,926.00 (Yearly Salary)

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. ...

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