Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Senior Microbiologist Veterinary Q Fever

Senior Microbiologist Veterinary Q Fever

  • 495140
  • Science and Technology
  • A fantastic 2-year opportunity
  • Menangle location (Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute)
  • Salary range from $64,973 pa to $124,786 pa plus super (Professional Officer Grade 1/4)


Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


As a Senior Microbiologist Q Fever the successful applicant will undertake microbiological research projects to support the development and validation of a Q Fever vaccine for humans. 


We are looking for applicants with a degree qualification in Microbiology and who have extensive experience working in clinical or veterinary laboratories, preferably with pathogenic microbes. Experience with Coxiella burnetii or other category 3 pathogens and working in BC3 laboratories would be an advantage but not essential as training will be given to the successful applicant, who must be willing to have Q fever vaccination.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

If you have a degree in Microbiology or related field, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a current resume (max. 5 pages) and a brief cover letter (max. 2 pages) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Ian Marsh on (02) 4640 6502 or alternatively

Closing Date:  Sunday, 27th June 2021 @ 11.55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

Closing date: Jun 27, 2021

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