Animal Welfare Officer

at University of South Australia
Location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Date Posted October 10, 2019
Category Academic and University Positions
Job Type Part-time
Closing Date 27/10/2019
Salary $115,912 - $119,914 pro rata per annum (plus super)
Reference Number 1997
Supporting Document/s 191002_LWS_PD_FINAL_Animal-Welfare-Officer1.pdf 163.44 kB
Contact Name Samantha Matthews
Contact Phone  +618 8302 1700


We have a new opportunity for an Animal Welfare Officer to join our team here at UniSA.

With a reporting line to the Director: Research and Innovation Services, the Animal Welfare Officer plays a key role in providing leadership, strategic advice and policy direction to University Management about the care, use and welfare of animals in teaching and research to ensure the University’s compliance with Commonwealth and State legislation and regulations and best practice.

Working closely with researchers, the staff of the Core Animal Facility, and UniSA’s Research Integrity team you will be required to provide specialist advice and support in all matters relating to animal welfare in research and teaching. This includes matters relevant to biosecurity and the maintenance of animal health status; and providing leadership in promoting the objectives of the “3 Rs” (replacement, reduction and refinement) of animal use.

Skills and Experience

Do you hold a tertiary qualification in veterinary science which enables registration as a veterinary surgeon in South Australia, extensive experience dealing with animal welfare issues and working with animals within a research and teaching context? If so, this would be a great opportunity for you.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills are required in this position as you will be providing advice, guidance and training to the University community to ensure individuals are effectively educated in all aspects of animal welfare.

It is essential that you have the ability to obtain a permit for the acquisition, holding and supply of scheduled drugs.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Samantha Matthews, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1997.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 27 October 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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