Project Officer, Ian Potter Australian Wildlife BioBank

Museums Victoria
VIC - Metro
Closing Date
Wed, 04th August 2021
Position Type
Part Time
$68,884 per annum (Paid pro-rata)
VIC - Metro

Australia's largest public museum organisation is seeking a Project Officer, Ian Potter Australian Wildlife BioBank to research and assist in a feasibility study on Cryobanking of endangered wildlife in Victoria and to register and manage tissues in the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife BioBank.


Museums Victoria is a diverse and exciting place to work. Across our venues - Melbourne Museum, Royal Exhibition Building, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks, Melbourne Planetarium and  IMAX cinemas – we present unique and exceptional experiences for more than 2 million visitors each year, who come from all over Australia and around the world to be inspired and to learn about themselves and the universe we inhabit.

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This position is accountable for accountable for researching and assisting in the writing of a feasibility study on Cryobanking of wildlife in Victoria and to register and manage tissues for the tissue collection in the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife BioBank.

Working within the Sciences team, key duties of this role include: 

  • Research and collate information on cryobanking of live cells as an ex-situ conservation measure for wildlife in Victoria.
  • Contribute and assist with organisation of workshop on cryobanking and site visits to cryobanking facilities. Assist with the day-to-day management of the BioBank tissue collection in consultation with the Manager of Genetic Resources.
  • Sort and compile tissues and match them to records in the EMu database. Transfer tissues to cryotubes for inclusion into the BioBank.
  • Physically and electronically register components of the BioBank collections, adhering to appropriate guidelines and procedures, including barcoding for location control.

Please see our Role Statement for a copy of the full Key Selection Criteria and Duties.


Reporting to Senior Manager of Genetic Resources, this is an exceptional opportunity for a Project Officer to fulfil this vacancy. The successful applicant will be highly organised, deadline-driven with established track record within BioBank collections.

This role is a part-time, fixed-term position (4 days per week) until 30 June 2022. The salary on offer is $68,884 per annum; paid pro-rata (Base of grade) plus 10% superannuation.


To view the position description, visit

For more information about this position, please contact Joanna Sumner (Senior Manager of Genetic Resources) on email:

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A brief Cover letter that outlines your interest in this role.
  • A current CV detailing relevant experience.
  • A brief document outlining your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

Please note: Applications that do not include the above elements will not be considered.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 4 August 2021 (11.59 pm)



Joanna Sumner (Senior Manager of Genetic Resources) - Email:





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