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Veterinary Pathologist

Department of Regional NSW - Sydney, NSW

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Located 60km south of Sydney, and sitting on 1600 hectares, the Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) is the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Centre of Excellence for Plant and Animal Health. It is NSW’s premier biosecurity facility with critical infrastructure and world recognised research scientists.

Built to the latest PC3 standards EMAI delivers “Disease Intelligence for Disease Control” through its world-class laboratories and plant & animal high containment facilities, international experts, and National and international linkages. It provides local, state, national and global disease advice through NSWDPI, to the commonwealth, the OIE, and FAO.

The veterinary laboratories at EMAI are a critical ‘first line of defence’ in providing early detection of any significant, emergency, emerging or exotic farm animal diseases. The ISO9001 accredited laboratories provide specialist research and diagnosis in the fields of animal pathology, virology, microbiology, immunology parasitology, and plant pest and diseases. The diagnostic laboratories provide NATA 17025 accredited diagnostic testing.

What You’ll Do:

  • Undertake diagnostic pathology services (including testing, result interpretation, and reporting) for terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases.
  • Provide professional and technical feedback on diagnostic services
  • Identify new test opportunities and collaborative partnerships to enhance the diagnostic capabilities of the laboratory.
  • Act as a conduit between field veterinarians and laboratory staff
  • Provide scientific leadership to a wide variety of professional and senior technical staff
  • Contribute to veterinary pathology succession as appropriate to your skillset, providing training and supervision of less experienced colleagues
  • Collaborate on research projects
  • Provide pathology expertise in the design, execution, and reporting of projects

What You’ll Have:

  • A degree in Veterinary Science registerable with the New South Wales Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • Post Graduate Qualification in veterinary pathology or related discipline, such as Masters or PhD, is preferred
  • Australian citizenship, Australian Residency, or the ability to work in Australia
  • Veterinary Pathology Qualification by Examination will be highly considered, such as Membership or Fellowship of the ANZCVS in pathobiology, ACVP/ECVP board certification, or equivalent experience in diagnostic pathology, preferentially with production animals
  • Veterinary Pathology Qualification by Examination and Post Graduate Qualification are required for appointment at PO5 level.

About You:
To be successful in this position you’ll need a high level of autonomy, as well as strong interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, and proactive problem-solving skills.

You’ll also have comprehensive technical skills, meticulous attention to detail, and deadline focused project skills.

You’ll be a collaborative team player with approachable leadership abilities, and above all have pride in your work and love what you do.

The salary range for these positions is from $77,162pa to $124,786pa (commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience, as outlined in the Crown Employees (Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development) Professional Officers Award and the NSW DPI Professional Officer Progression Criteria) plus superannuation.

How to apply:
Simply submit your application electronically via the online application process, attaching a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for, and we will get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date: Sunday 7th March 2021 @ 11.55pm.

For further information please contact Dr Zoe Spiers, Team Leader Veterinary Pathology Services via [email protected]. You can also download the role description for Veterinary Pathologist PO1-4 and Senior Veterinary Pathologist PO5.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.