Title Head, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Location Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Job Information

Reference no: 492469
Work type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic – Leadership, Executive

    • Strategic leadership role
    • Attractive remuneration and benefits including re-location allowance
    • Great Regional Location

    The Role

    • Head of School, Fixed term up to five (5) years
    • Remuneration package in the range of $174,355 – $217,944 AUD p.a.
    • Wagga Wagga

    The Head of School is accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the School in teaching and learning, research productivity and resource management. The Head of School will lead and manage the School ensuring all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively to provide a positive contribution to the mission and values of the Faculty and University. The Head of School is expected to provide the guidance and leadership required to allow the School to deliver high quality teaching and learning, impactful research and meaningful community engagement.

    The Head of School will seek opportunities for the growth and development of the School developing and fostering linkages and relationships with industry, government, the professions and community. As a senior member of staff the Head of School will be required to contribute to the overall management of the Faculty and strategic development of the University.

    To be successful you will have:

    • Current registration or eligibility for registration in NSW with the Veterinary Practitioners Board as a practicing veterinarian
    • Appropriate qualifications as outlined in the position description
    • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development of teaching and scholarly activity
    • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development of a significant research profile
    • Recognition as a leading authority in a veterinary or related discipline  including demonstrated leadership and service to the profession

    About Us

    Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

    The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

    We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

    We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

    The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides courses in animal science, equine science, veterinary science and veterinary technology and has a strong research reputation with expanding numbers of higher research degree students.

    The School has a substantial infrastructure of a very high standard for veterinary training including a Veterinary Clinical Centre, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Small Animal Clinic and Equine Centre.

    CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

    Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

    Further Information

    Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

    Professor Glenn Edwards | Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Science | DeanOfScience@csu.edu.au | Ph:   02 6933 2510

    Applications Close: 11pm, 26 June 2018

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Title PhD position at The University of Melbourne – Equine Parasitology
Job Information


The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research. With outstanding performance in international rankings, Melbourne is at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and the world. The Melbourne Veterinary School is an eminent veterinary school in the Asia-Pacific region and the regional school of choice for veterinary science students, academics, professionals and other staff. It is a research-intensive veterinary school dedicated to the advancement of animal, human and environmental well-being through the education and development of world-class veterinary scientists.


Position description

The Melbourne Veterinary School is seeking a PhD candidate for the project ‘Studies on parasitic nematodes of Australian Thoroughbred horses’ funded by AgriFutures Australia and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.


Duration of PhD is usually 3 years (full-time equivalent). Extensions may be sought in addition to this period.


The Melbourne Research Scholarship (Stipend) and Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Stipend) provide the following benefits:

  • a living allowance of $30,000 per year (2018 full-time pro-rata rate) for up to 3.5 years for student undertaking a Doctoral by research degree.
  • a relocation grant of $2,000 for students who need to move from outside Victoria or $3,000 for students who need to move from outside Australia to study at the University of Melbourne
  • limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave

Further details on the scholarship scheme(s) can be found on the following webpage:


Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Three to five years’ experience in animal practice


  • Experience in large animal practice
  • High motivation to analyse field data into scientific papers
  • Excellent command of English (oral and written)
  • Ability to work in a team

Special Requirements

  • Annual leave must be taken at a time that accommodates the peak workflows of the project
  • The successful applicant must possess a full driver’s licence
  • As the Melbourne Veterinary School is located over more than one site, the student may be required to travel to, or work from, other sites and campuses.
  • As the research project involves collaboration between The University of Melbourne and various other tertiary institutions, and equine veterinary practices, the student will have to travel and spend time at various locations within Australia.
  • Desire and ability to travel during field study work.

Key Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Critical appraisal of the scientific literature related to the project
  • Contributing, in consultation with the supervisors, to the design and implementation of experiments and conduct of the project
  • Clear recording and reporting of experimental methods and results
  • Maintaining detailed records of experiments undertaken and results obtained
  • Completing and submitting a thesis at the end of the candidature
  • Contributing to the production of regular reports, conference and seminar papers and publications from the research project
  • Contributing to general laboratory duties and other activities at The University of Melbourne

How to apply

To apply, interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of intent stating professional goals and interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees to Dr Abdul Jabbar, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology, Melbourne Veterinary School, The University of Melbourne, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria 3030 or email: jabbara@unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 9731 2022.


 Interested candidates should submit their letter of intent along with relevant documents to Dr Abdul Jabbar by the 22nd of June 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The successful candidate will be asked to apply for a PhD admission at The University of Melbourne.

Title PhD candidate to work on the conservation of critically endangered iconic mountain gorillas
Salary research costs and partial salary (in add to a governmental stipend) covered by a grant by Czech Science Foundation.
Location Institute of Vertebrate Biology Czech Academy of Sciences and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno
Job Information

The Laboratory for infectious diseases common to humans and (non-human) primates based at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology Czech Academy of Sciences and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Science Brno is searching for a PhD candidate for highly ambitious topic with applications to conservation of critically endangered iconic mountain gorillas.

Title: Epidemiology of helminth infections in great apes with emphasis on mountain gorillas in Virunga Massif in Rwanda

Background: In non-human primates gastrointestinal parasites are typically asymptomatic, but habitat reduction and fragmentation can alter the transmission and increase host susceptibility, which may exacerbate the effects of infection. There is considerable concern that in fragile or threatened non-human primate populations, these cascading effects can significantly affect species survival. Due to effective conservation efforts, the population of critically endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) at Virunga has been steadily increasing. Fast increase of the whole population and increase in the home range overlap in particular can lead to elevated risks of changes in pathogens’ epidemiology.

Project: The student will investigate the dynamics of parasite-host system and impact of parasites in several gorilla populations at individual and population level and causal-effects events with focus on mountain gorillas at Virunga in Rwanda as recent increased fatalities among gorillas have been preliminarily linked to strongylid and tapeworm infections. The study will benefit from (i) complex sampling design conducted on Rwandan, Ugandan and Congolese populations of mountain gorillas in collaboration with Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and (ii) our previous long-term research on western lowland gorillas, providing extensive set of genomics/metagenomics data for planned statistical analyses.

Funding: research costs and partial salary (in add to a governmental stipend) covered by a grant by Czech Science Foundation.

Qualifications: Applicants with master degree in biological, veterinary or possibly agricultural sciences should have fair background in statistics and at least basic knowledge of molecular methods. Parasitological background, experiences with processing of next generation sequencing data are highly advantageous, but not requested. Previous experience with ape or non-human primate research is not needed. We expect strong motivation and commitment, willingness to quickly learn new methods, analytical thinking, good communication skills and ability for both independent and team-work. The successful candidate will participate in a PhD program at Masaryk University in Brno ( parasitology). The starting date is fall 2018.

Important note: this is not a PhD with a strong field component, most of the work is focused on laboratory and data analyses.

Starts October 2018

Mgr. Klara J. Petrzelkova, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences
Kvetna 8


Title Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses
Job Information

UNIVERSITAT GIESSEN, The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a W3 Professorship in Parasitology/Zoonoses as of October 15, 2018. Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

The successful candidate  will represent the faculty in  research and teaching. We are searching for an internationally qualified specialist with proven expertise in the field of parasitology. Innovative research programs are expected with a scientific focus on zoonoses in the areas of soil-, food-, and/or water-parasitoses, preferably regarding metazoan pathogens. With respect to the scientific environment working at the intersection of basic and applied research, candidates are anticipated to work with in vitro models. This professorship is central part of DRUID (Novel Drug Targets against Poverty-Related and Neglected Tropical !nfectious Qiseases), a newly established research center funded by the Hessian    government to reinforce scientific and economic excellence (LOEWE, Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-okonomischer Exzellenz).  Therefore,  we expect the candidate’ s willingness  for interdisciplinary cooperation within the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine , Human Medicine, and Biology and Chemistry, the Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institute Langen, as well as in the Research Campus Central Hessen (www.fcmh.de). Autonomous , successful  fund­ raising activities and high-ranked international publications are obligatory.  Furthermore,  we expect the candidate to actively participate in relevant international activities of the faculty, to further promote the faculty’s  international profile, and to strengthen JLU’s international network.

Obligatory prerequisites for applicants are a Ph.D and equivalent scientific achievements in the field of parasitology (e.g. habilitation). Teaching covers the field of Veterinary Parasitology according to the ,,Tierarztliche Approbationsverordnung” (TAppV). It is an advantage to have teaching experiences in English.

Active involvement in the support of early career researchers as part of the Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL) and the combined Ph.D. program of the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine is expected. A participation in teaching activities within the Master Program “Bioinformatics and System Biology” is possible.

The Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic  research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications  and  teaching   competence  to:  The  President  of  Justus  Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number  0-22/18.  Applications must  be received by May 31th  2018 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at http://www.unigiessen.de/stellenmarkt/merkblatt.pdf. Please only submit  copies  of  your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Please send us digital additional information on our application form http://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/fb10/dekanatfb10/mat_beruf

Title Opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology (malaria) at Monash University
Job Information

New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: understanding the role of exported kinases in the pathogenesis of human malaria.

A new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Department of Microbiology) for an experienced Research Assistant or Research Fellow to be involved in exciting work to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which malaria proteins cause disease in humans. You will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to elucidate the function of a sub-set of newly identified kinases in malaria parasites which we believe play a central role in red blood cell invasion and modification.

The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology or a related area.

Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with malaria parasites) is essential.

This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Please send expressions of interest in the position to:

Professor Brian M. Cooke, (brian.cooke@monash.edu)  +61 3 9902 9146

Title Opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology (tick fever) at Monash University
Job Information

New job opportunity in cellular and molecular parasitology at Monash University: development of an effective vaccine to protect against cattle tick fever.

As a result of recent and exciting developments within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, a new opportunity exists in cellular and molecular parasitology in the Cooke Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology for an experienced Research Assistant and/or Research Fellow to be involved in a new and exciting project to characterise a newly identified sub-set of proteins in Babesia parasites and determine their role in the pathogenesis of bovine babesiosis. Working closely with international partners both in the USA and Africa, our ultimate goal of this project is to develop and roll out a new and effective vaccine to protect cattle against bovine babesiosis (cattle Tick Fever).

Specifically, you will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project to determine the role and importance of a newly identified set of proteins (discovered in the Cooke Lab) in infection and pathogenesis and assess their potential as vaccine candidates both in vitro and in vivo. The project may involve some national and international travel to perform experiments in collaborating laboratories.

The successful candidate will have experience and a strong track record in microbiology, molecular and cell biology, parasitology or a related area.

Previous experience specifically in molecular parasitology (ideally working with apicomplexan parasites) is essential.

This role is a full-time position however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. May involve some national and international travel.

Please send expressions of interest in the position to:

Professor Brian M. Cooke, (brian.cooke@monash.edu)  +61 3 9902 9146

Title Technical Officer at La Trobe University
Salary Higher Education Officer (HEO5)
Location Melbourne, Victoria
Job Information
Technical Officer
Position No:


Organisation Unit:


AgriBio, Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences,

School of Life Sciences, College of Science, Health & Engineering




Melbourne (Bundoora)


Higher Education Officer  (HEO5)
Employment Type:


Full-Time for two years
Position Supervisor :

Position Number:

Reports positions:



Michael Stear, Professor of Animal Biology


As per Organisation chart

Other Benefits:




Further information about:

La Trobe University – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/about

For job enquiries only contact: Michael Stear, Professor of Animal Biology,   TEL: (03) 9032 7448



Technical Officer – Position Description

Position Context


The College of Science, Health & Engineering comprises 9 Schools and 16 Departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. Our courses are appropriately linked to emerging trends and critical global issues. The College researchers have an outstanding reputation for their innovation and contribution to society and are at the forefront of building strong relationships with industry partners.

The appointee will be for a highly organised team player willing to contribute to all aspects of research in the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have a good honours degree in immunology, parasitology, animal science or a related subject. He or she will work on a project looking at host-parasite interactions, especially the interaction between domestic sheep and the nematode Teladorsagia circumcincta. The aims of the research are to identify the molecular targets of the protective IgA response; to determine the mechanisms of action and to explore the evasion mechanisms used by the parasite. The research will involve a variety of techniques including ELISA, Western blotting, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, cloning, expression and protein conformation, enzyme kinetics and bioinformatics. The candidate is expected to know some of these procedures and training will be supplied as necessary.

Duties may include:


  • Ensure the timely preparation, and subsequent clean up, of chemicals, consumables and equipment for use in the research laboratories and facilities.
  • Test, calibrate and maintain equipment required in our research laboratories.  Arrange for servicing and repair of equipment if required.
  • Maintain the research facilities as a clean, safe work environment in accordance with appropriate legislation and University guidelines.  Carry out safety audits in labs, maintain safety manuals in labs, ensure appropriate personal protective equipment is available and maintained.  Maintain and keep current the general access first aid kits in labs, OH&S notices and emergency information.
  • Maintain information and databases related to the operation of the School’s teaching and research laboratories/facilities.
  • In consultation with academic staff, provide advice and assistance in the ordering of laboratory consumables and/or analytical equipment.
  • Be responsible for storage and the inventory of chemicals, consumables and equipment for the School’s teaching and research laboratories/facilities.
  • At all times conduct work in a safe manner and comply with OHS instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Undertake other tasks as directed, relevant to supporting the operations of AgriBio.

Key Selection Criteria


  • An honours science degree in a relevant area or an equivalent alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance of scientific research equipment and facilities, with respect to operations, maintenance and problem solving.
  • High level planning and organising skills.
  • Well-developed analytical and technical problem solving capability.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills to enable effective communication and consultation with a wide range and level of researchers.
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of the position
  • An excellent understanding and demonstrated experience in research including high level interpersonal skills and the ability to respond to people positively, confidently and with respect.
  • Proficiency in computer software packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook and databases
  • Well-developed understanding of Health & Safety regulations and procedures.


  • Experience working in laboratories in a research environment.
  • A qualification in Level 2 First Aid training
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation applicable to scientific laboratories

La Trobe Values

At La Trobe we:

  • take a world view
  • pursue ideas and excellence with energy
  • treat people with respect and work together
  • are open, friendly and honest
  • hold ourselves accountable for making great things happen.