Title NSW DPI Senior Parasitologist Veterinary
Salary Professional Officer Grade 1/4
Location Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Menangle, NSW, Australia
Job Information

The EMAI Microbiology and Parasitology section (within the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)) are currently seeking a Senior Parasitologist to drive diagnostic testing and diagnostic  R&D, as well as ensure a coordinated approach to diagnostic service delivery , and quality assurance in the Veterinary space.

Working closely with both staff within the Microbiology and Parasitology Laboratory, as well as across the broader EMAI and DPI space, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating staff and workflow within the Microbiology and Parasitology section, as well as conducting and supervising parasitological diagnostic testing
  • Liaising with managers, professional and technical staff, veterinary pathologists and veterinarians to provide advice on appropriate parasitological tests and techniques to be undertaken, as well as on testing outcomes
  • Mentoring and training of technical staff in theoretical concepts and practical approaches relevant to diagnostic parasitology
  • Identifying and implementing technical developments relevant to veterinary parasitology and then planning, designing and conducting appropriate quality research experiments to enhance our diagnostic capability
  • Maintaining peer relevance by keeping up to date with scientific research developments, establishing and maintaining effective scientific and industry networks, delivering presentations and attending seminars/ conferences and other professional forums

To be successful in this role you’ll need to have a degree qualification in Veterinary Science, Science or a related field, as well as a strong theoretical background and demonstrated experience in parasitology, preferably in a diagnostic setting. Skills in molecular biology are also highly desirable.

You’ll need to also have excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills, be able to juggle multiple competing priorities and have the confidence to filter and prioritise requests and negotiate deadlines when required.

Please note: The salary range for this position is $77,184 pa to $124,786 pa (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:
It’s simple! Just apply via the online application process through the NSW government, attaching a resume and cover letter which outlines how your skills and experience matches what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 10th March 2021 @ 11:55pm

For further information please contact Dr Cheryl Jenkins – Team Leader Microbiology & Parasitology via cheryl.jenkins@dpi.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the Role Description.

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.