Director - Australian Animal Health Laboratories

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Director - Australian Animal Health Laboratories

• Provide capability leadership and influence the national biosecurity research agenda
• Lead world class biosecurity research facility
• Join CSIRO, Australia’s premier scientific and technology research organisation.
Reporting to the Chief of CSIRO Animal, Food and Health Sciences, the Director of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is responsible for:
leadership and direction of CSIRO’s capabilities and research underpinning the AAHL deliverables managing the operation of the secure facility providing strategic advice nationally to Governments, livestock industries and CSIRO in the area of animal disease management, emergency disease diagnosis and response
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Salary: An attractive executive salary package is negotiable
Reference: VIC12/00557
To be successful you will have:
A veterinary degree and a PhD or equivalent in relevant agricultural, veterinary, bio-medical or biological science. Experience in managing a complex laboratory facility including bio-risk management. Qualities and abilities to lead a world-class multi-disciplinary scientific team A broad understanding of the importance and impact of disease in production agriculture and the importance of diagnosis and control of exotic diseases to global trade in animal and animal products, human health and the impact on the environment. High level liaison and negotiation skills and sensitivity to diverse political and national pressures operating in the field of exotic disease control, trade and/or One Health.

Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, CSIRO is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation.
CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory plays a vital role in maintaining the health of Australia’s livestock, aquaculture species, people and wildlife and ensuring the competitiveness of Australian agriculture and trade.

Deadline: April 25, 2012

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