Casual Animal Attendant
Penrith NSW 2750, Australia
Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.
In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 55,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 900 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing. In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.
Eurofins Agroscience Australia/New Zealand is a leading provider of analytical services, regulatory consulting and technical support to the crop protection industry, seed businesses and veterinary medicine companies. Our technical activities involve conducting field and laboratory studies to determine the safety and efficacy of new agrochemicals, veterinary medicines/pharmaceuticals and crop varieties. We offer outstanding technical knowledge and project management skills, and are experts in managing field and laboratory studies, including GLP residue studies, analytical method development and physico-chemical property testing.
Eurofins Animal Health Australia (EAH) are currently seeking an enthusiastic and reliable individual to fill the role of Animal Attendant. This position is based at our accredited research facility in Western Sydney (Wollondilly Shire) and is responsible for the routine care of cats and dogs.
Reporting to the Animal Research Facility Manager, the role will focus on:
Daily provision of food, water, cleaning and interaction with cats and dogs.
Observing animals’ behaviour, and their interactions with people and one another.
Implementing health monitoring procedures and routine animal husbandry activities.
General facility and equipment cleaning and maintenance activities.
Maintaining animal records and assisting research staff, as required.
As a key role within our team, the following selection criteria are essential for success:
Experience and confidence in handling cats and dogs.
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrated flexibility, effective communication and motivation to contribute to the success of a small team.
Willingness and ability to undertake physical work, often outside and in all seasons.
Applicants should have a Certificate in Animal Studies (at minimum).
Vet nursing experience or qualification would be an advantage.
This is a casual position with work available on both weekends and week days.
All candidate CV's and cover letter's will be reviewed, however please note that we are not always able to respond to every expression of interest submitted.
This opportunity is only open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia/New Zealand, and already have work rights or an appropriate working visa.