Senior Technician Immunology

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Scientists/ Technicians
  • Location: Wellington – Upper Hutt
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1446741
  • Job Title: Senior Technician Immunology
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

A three year fixed-term Technician/Senior Technician position has opened in the Immunology Team based at AHL Wallaceville. The position is to backfill the previous incumbent.

We are looking for a technician with some knowledge and/or experience in serology and PCR diagnostics. Experience working in a busy diagnostics laboratory would be preferable as well as a strong team ethic, ability to work under pressure and at times of uncertainty, excellent communication skills, proven time keeping and reliability.

The Animal Health Laboratory is the country’s main centre for diagnostic response to exotic veterinary disease and maintains and improves its preparedness for biosecurity emergencies.

The laboratory is accredited to ISO: 17025, is a registered Export Laboratory and is accredited to the Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS).


Mōu – About You

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake work within PC2 and PC3+ containment, to assist in responses to exotic animal diseases when called upon to do so, expected to perform the tests within the immunology team following appropriate training. Quality assurance and control are big parts within this reference laboratory, and you will be expected to play your part in anything from temperature checks, calibrations of equipment and understanding the need for controls in diagnostic work. You will have an attention to detail and have excellent customer relationship management.


Ahurea – Culture

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all. We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

Salary range for this role is $56,000 to $66,000 depending on skills and experience

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Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru – Security checks

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


Whakamātau Whakapōauau me te Waipiro – Drug and Alcohol Screening

Please note, given this position is safety sensitive the preferred applicant/s for the position will be required to undergo a drug and alcohol pre-employment screening test. Further information on this process can be found on our careers site under the application process, on pre-employment checks page.


Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Sunday 23rd February 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please contact   




The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.