Lead Technologist - Artificial Reproductive Technologies

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Technical Services
  • Advert Closing Date: 12/07/2020
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55566027

Company Description

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. With over 6,000 staff and 42,000 students, the University of Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most significant and complex entities.

Playing a vital role in contributing to the success of the University of Auckland as a vibrant and progressive University, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is a large and diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across our six schools, including Schools of Nursing, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Population Health, Optometry & Vision Science and the School of Medicine.  The University of Auckland is acknowledged both locally and internationally for its ground-breaking work in advancing modern medicine and the faculty is regarded as one of the top Medical & Health Sciences faculties in the world.

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a new Lead Technologist- Artificial Reproductive Technologies, in Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Job Description

The opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to step into a newly created role in providing technical expertise and application on all aspects associated with the creation and preservation of genetic research animal models.

You will work alongside researchers to understand their requirements, advise and assist with the design of the research animal model, and through the application of artificial reproductive technologies to achieve successful breeding outcomes.

You will ensure that the small ART team is highly engaged and effective, with high a standard of animal health and welfare maintained at all times. You will seek ways to implement continuous improvement in the service offered to researcher community.

Position Description


About you

  • You will have a sound knowledge of all aspects associated with the creation of genetically modified animal models.
  • You will have experience in the generation of genetically engineered animal models from conception through to fruition.
  • You will have a proven record of generating genetically modified animal models.
  • You will have a strong international presence and network with others working in the field of artificial reproductive technologies.
  • You will thrive in a dynamic, challenging environment.
  • Key to your success in this role will be your ability to work collaboratively, building and maintaining relationships across all stakeholders, especially facility staff and the university medical research community.
  • You will have experience in working with external organisations and suppliers of resources. 
  • You will have, a strong understanding of regulatory compliance that is directly associated with animal technology, with a particular focus on animal health and welfare, biocontainment, and animal ethics.
  • You will be able to keep abreast of emerging artificial reproductive technologies, evaluate and apply those that improve efficiencies in the service that the department offers.

Additional Information

What We Offer

The University of Auckland offers an environment and position in the Auckland employment market that is both diverse and incredibly unique. We are looking towards the future and this is a rare and very special opportunity.

In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive salary  
  • 6.75% superannuation scheme 
  • 5 weeks annual leave 
  • Flexible working and a culture dedicated to work life balance 

 Any additional enquiries can be directed to [email protected]

Closing Date: 12th July 2020

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