Technical Officer - Vector Biology

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: SciA
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/50962461AV
Closing Date: 17-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $66,063 - $90,558
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: 50962461 DEECA _PositionDescription_VectorBiology_SciA (1).docx (Word, 615KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Peter Mee

Position Details

The Technical Officer – Vector Biology will provide scientific, technical, and operational support to Agriculture Victoria Research's surveillance portfolio. This role will undertake activities to underpin Victoria's agricultural biosecurity, agricultural productivity and public health.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications
  • A tertiary qualification in Applied Science or equivalent qualification or experience or at least three years of relevant experience in a molecular or microbial diagnostic laboratory.
  • Technical experience in morphological and molecular identification of mosquitoes.
  • Experience in the identification of other Dipteran species.
  • Knowledge and experience working within a veterinary diagnostic laboratory that operates under a quality management system, such as good laboratory practices or accredited by NATA, animal/human ethics committees or biosecurity/ quarantine material (i.e. OGTR or Department of Agriculture).
  • Proven ability to accurately and efficiently, collate, and manage experimental data using a range of software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a project team, be responsible for areas of work, communicate effectively with others, show initiative, demonstrate organisational skills and operate under minimal supervision.


This is fixed term position available for 12 months. The work location for this position is Bundoora, Victoria.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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