Scientist - Veterinary Vaccines Development and Production

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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Agriculture / Primary Industry
Classification: SciB
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/021487V
Closing Date: 26-May-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: 021487 Scientist Veterinary Vaccine Development.doc (Word, 182KB)


Contact: Youssef Abs El-Osta
(03) 9653 9802

Position Details

Scientist - Veterinary Vaccines Development and Production

  • $84,019 – $95,329 (Plus superannuation)
  • Fixed term – 2 years
  • Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location – Bendigo (flexibility may be available)

The position of Scientist - Veterinary Vaccines Development and Production forms a part of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Services branch with the Agriculture Victoria group.

Agriculture Victoria works with industry, primary producers, and communities to drive sustainable economic growth in the food and fibre sectors.

The Manager of Veterinary Vaccines Development and Production provides specialist and detailed technical expertise to the Pig Services Centre, to develop and manufacture high-quality vaccines.

This is a hands-on role with oversight of all aspects of the vaccine production facility. Vaccine production is conducted utilising established procedures, however initiative and commitment to scientific quality are essential to deliver on customer expectations. You will contribute to the development of new products, improve existing products and support staff at the Pig Services Centre.

To be successful in this role you will have an appropriate degree in science, microbiology, chemistry or approved equivalent science qualification along with an excellent understanding of microbiology laboratory practices, in particular, fermentation and sterile manufacture, including extensive knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice, NATA and validations. Demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge in fermentation and vaccine production processes within the code of Good Manufacturing Practice, NATA and whole cell bacterin production environment is essential to the role.

For a confidential discussion, please call Youssef Abs El-Osta, General Manager on (03) 9653 9802.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records and Qualification check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 26 May 2019 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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