23 Feb 2021

Permanent Animal Technician | School of Psychology

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Ko te whare Pūtaiao | The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro | The School of Psychology covers a broad range of study and research, answering questions ranging from evolution to language, and from neuroscience to mental health. Research in the School of Psychology is focused in areas such as social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, child development, learning, and psychological and developmental disabilities.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are currently looking for an experienced Animal Research Lab Technician to join the Technical Services Team on a part time (0.5FTE) permanent basis.

You will be responsible in maintaining the health and welfare of animals used for teaching and research purposes within the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour Research Group (EABRG) lab predominately within avian research.

You will also provide assistance to other staff and graduate students within the School of Psychology where animal research is carried out, including field work when required.

For more information on this role, please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

The Faculty of Science’s Technical Services Team comprises over 100 technical staff providing specialist support to the Faculty’s academic staff and students across 9 of the 10 Departments. They contribute technical knowledge and expertise to research and teaching activities while ensuring the ongoing operation and compliance of a vast range of laboratories, workshops, teaching facilities, research equipment, vehicles and boats.


About you | He kōrero mōu

Our ideal candidate will be tertiary qualified in animal husbandry or a related field (e.g. Animal Welfare, Veterinary Nursing)

Important Skills | Nga Pūkenga Motuhake

  • Minimum of  1-2 years handling and husbandry experience with birds
  • Sound knowledge of avian health and welfare
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of computer/technological literacy is required
  • Valid Drivers license

Additional Information

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand’s leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students. We also offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes.
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday, 8th March 2021 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

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 off-shore 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.

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 www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Monday, 8th March 2021

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 9 days.

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