Job available – Aquatic Diagnostician

Primary location Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory, Health and Food Science Precinct, 39 Kessels Road, Coopers Plains.
Business group Biosecurity Queensland
Closing date Friday 3 January 2020
Contact for further information Dr Ian Anderson – +61 (0)7 3708 8747
Job ad reference no. QLD/332241/19

Job Description

· Conduct, manage and report laboratory-based disease investigations, surveillance, health and regulatory testing.

· Provide expert advice on the interpretation, diagnosis and control of complex disease cases based on your disease investigation skills and demonstrated knowledge of aquatic veterinary pathology.

· Provide advice to clients on sample submission to the laboratory and result interpretation.

· Ensure that diagnostic activities are carried out in line with quality requirements according to NATA and ISO 17025 standards.

· Participate in quality assurance programmes including proficiency testing and internal and external review processes to ensure continuous maintenance and improvement of diagnostic standards.

· Provide advice to industry to support the development of biosecurity plans for aquaculture facilities.

· Using specialist expertise to support field, operational and policy work as required.

· Work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, maintaining a high standard of work and provide assistance to other areas of the laboratory at the request of the Laboratory Manager.

· Work across the Animal Biosecurity and Welfare program to help manage and build an effective organisation.

Essential Qualifications

· The successful applicant must hold a mandatory Bachelor degree majoring in Veterinary Science from a recognised tertiary institution.

· Current or eligible registration with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board.

Desirable Criteria

· While not mandatory, post-graduate qualifications or ANZCVS membership, would be well regarded.

· Experience in, or ability to learn, both terrestrial and aquatic pathology would be highly regarded.

332241 19 – Role Description (1).docx

Queries to –

ian.anderson@daf.qld.gov.au

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