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Craig Angus Resume 2016 V4


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Craig Angus Resume 2016 V4

  1. 1. Craig J. G. Angus Environmental Science & Human Health Specialist 6 Lukas Avenue Kenthurst NSW 2156 Phone (H): 02 96543063 (M): 0476241094 Email: CAREER SUMMARY An experienced University Laboratory and Fieldwork Manager with over twenty eight years experience providing research support and consultation to scientific research programs, post graduate projects and undergraduate teaching practicals. Extensive experience providing direct technical support to under graduate and post graduate Biological teaching programs with knowledge of Work Health and Safety requirements, delivery of risk assessments and providing advice to all participants. Ten years experience directly managing remote area work place health and safety in terrestrial environments, including all safety resources, development of workplace policies and implementation of work place training programs and inductions. Extensive experience managing Departmental laboratory and safety equipment, fieldwork safety resources, as well as research based four wheel drive vehicle fleets. Education and Training • Secondary Education – North Sydney Boys High School To completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate • University of Technology Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology) • St John Ambulance / Surf Life Saving Aust. / Macquarie University Occupational First Aid, Work Place Safety and On campus Emergency Management (Current), Laboratory and Remote Area Risk and Safety Management (Current) • Macquarie University Work Place Administration, Effective Communication Skills (Current) • Off Road Driver Training Aust. All Terrain Driving & Advance Remote Area Recovery Certified (Current) Working With Children Clearance Certificate No. 0718665E (Current) Last modified 16th January 2016.
  2. 2. Professional Referees Associate Professor Grant Hose Acting Head of Department, Senior Lecturer Biological Sciences Macquarie University Sydney (m) 0447638329 (email) Associate Professor Adam Stow Senior Lecturer Biological Sciences Macquarie University Sydney (ph) 9850 8153 (email) Dr Shannon Smith Post Doctoral Research Hawkesbury Institute of the Environment Western Sydney University (m) 0402858682 (email) Dr David Nipperess Post Doctoral Research, Lecturer Biological Sciences Macquarie University Sydney (m) 0404921145 (email) Dr Drew Allen Lecturer Biological Sciences Macquarie University Sydney (m) 0433225747 (email) Last modified 16th January 2016.
  3. 3. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Westmead Public Hospital Sydney Current Westmead Hospital is a specialised tertiary referral hospital for the western Sydney metropolitan area. It is the major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney for medical and dental students and is one of Australia’s largest centres for postgraduate training at specialist level. Casual Orderly - Primary Responsibilities: Provide care to patients within the hospital and assistance to all medical staff as directed by supervisor. This includes: • Transport of patients, including deceased persons, within and between wards with use of beds, wheel chairs and lifting devices with understanding and practice of safe operating procedures of all equipment used. • Provide assistance to all medical staff including patient handling, washing and pressure area care with understanding and practice of safe manual handling, hygiene, personal protective equipment and MRSA precautionary procedures. • Ability to work with all medical staff with high dependency patients and in critical care ward environments. • Act with sensitivity and professionalism to a broad range of patients, visitors and staff of many cultural backgrounds, including during situations of distress and requests for assistance. Last modified 16th January 2016.
  4. 4. Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment 2015 Western Sydney University Richmond Sydney The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment brings excellence to decision-making in natural and managed land-based ecosystems. Their research centres on the functioning of natural and managed land-based ecosystems in Australia and internationally. Casual Research Assistant Fungal farmers in Australian trees: Systematics of ambrosia beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae, Platypodinae) and the diversity of their associated microorganisms Primary Responsibilities: Provide professional advice & logistical assistance to entomological research project under supervision of Dr Shannon Smith and Associate Professor Markus Riegler: This includes: • Field safety advice to staff & students involved, including off road driving, survey techniques and remote location safety. • Establishing equipment lists for beetle surveys and providing input on survey design for multi- day work in remote locations. • Communication with associates in Forests NSW, OEH and contract tree harvesters to assist with collaboration establishment. • Field surveys using methods of search on foot and traps, including use of generators and mercury vapour lamps. • Identification of captured invertebrates in the laboratory. • Willingness to work after hours independently during field surveys and trapping. • Laboratory support with invertebrate trap sorting to required taxonomic levels, preservative preparations and microbiological media preparation within PC2 laboratories. Last modified 16th January 2016.
  5. 5. Biological Sciences Macquarie University 1987 - 2014 North Ryde Sydney Since its founding in 1964, Macquarie University has lead the way with ground braking research and innovative teaching. Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked high among universities in the world and Australia. 1. Terrestrial Fieldwork Manager Primary Responsibilities: Managed all health and safety aspects of Terrestrial Fieldwork for the Department of Biological Sciences. This included: • Creation and implementation of safety inductions and reporting systems to the Department and Faculty of Science. • Daily advice and assistance to staff, students, volunteers and visitors, including after hours and during emergencies. • Contribution of professional knowledge and development of safety procedures for implementation by the University’s Health and Safety Unit and Departmental Safety Committees. • Purchase and maintenance of safety equipment, satellite phone subscriptions, personal location beacon registrations and deliver inductions in their use. • Management of the Department’s vehicle fleet, including maintenance schedules and repairs, purchase and sales of vehicles, creation and implementation of safe operation inductions and off road 4WD vehicle operation awareness. • Organised external advanced off road driver training for the Department to Levels 2 and 3 in terrain assessment and vehicle recovery techniques. • Certified to Level 3 Drive and Recover a 4WD Vehicle SISODRV302A, last updated 31st January 2014. 2. Research and Post Graduate Research Support Primary Responsibilities: Provided technical and logistical support to field and laboratory research principally headed by Professor Andrew Beattie, Head of Key Centre For Biodiversity and Bioresources. Support activities included: • Collected and maintained invertebrate colonies for antimicrobial investigation, including bulldog ants, wasps, bees and spiders. • Management of research laboratory ensuring adequate supplies of chemical resources and equipment maintained to high standards of working order. Purchase of and routine maintenance of laboratory and fieldwork resources including microscopes, freezers and research vehicles. • Contributed to research outcomes through laboratory specimen sorting and identification using microscopy techniques (including Scanning Electron Microscope), data entries to spreadsheet and data base applications, statistical analysis, as well as reports and publications. Last modified 16th January 2016.
  6. 6. • Maintained specimen storage in both preservatives and cryogenically in freezers to – 80’C and in liquid nitrogen for genetic research. • Worked both independently and with minimal supervision on investigative field projects in both terrestrial and aquatic environments, including consultancies with local councils. Survey methods included terrestrial rapid biodiversity techniques, such as pitfall trapping, as well as following AUSRIVAS protocols during aquatic surveys. • Logistical and safety support and participation in post doctorate and postgraduate projects, including fieldwork in remote locations, such as Sturt National Park NSW, Pilliga State Forest NSW, Glenelg National Park VIC and Diamontina National Park South West QLD. Target taxa included broad range of terrestrial invertebrates, native plants including ground orchids, and lizards. 3. Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching Support Primary Responsibilities: Provided technical and logistical support to course convenor of undergraduate and postgraduate courses run by the Department. Courses covered many disciplines within ecology, biodiversity, conservation, indigenous heritage and zoology. Core responsibilities included: • Organised & provided safety supervision of laboratory and field practicals, including inductions and participant documentation, in complice with the University’s health and safety requirements. • Created and implemented risk assessments for use of chemicals and any hazardous activities, including correct labelling, storage, disposal, as well as guidance and use of all chemicals in complice with both Safety Data Sheets and the University’s health and safety requirements. • Organised weekly laboratory practicals, including timely purchase & collection of specimens, equipment & logistical arrangements of field trips (for groups up to 60 personnel), including catering, transport, accommodation and health and safety support with delivery of inductions and supervision as required. • Ensured routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and other teaching resources and maintained up to date course specific technical manuals made available digitally to all technical colleagues and managers. • Provided professional knowledge to and direct supervision of students during practical activities in both laboratory and field work locations, including procedural methods and specimen identification, as well as leading field surveys of vegetation and animal communities, hours spotlighting and bird surveys. High standards of safety maintained in all activities and incorporated into learning outcomes. 4. University Occupational First Aid Officer Primary Responsibilities: Provided first aid support to the Department and University wide as a University First Aid Officer in both on campus and off campus field trip locations. • Current Senior First Aid Certification (Surf Life Saving Australia) renewed 12th March 2015. • Maintained Department first aid kits for laboratories, vehicles and fieldwork. • Organised on campus first aid training for Faculty of Science, including Senior and Remote Area First Aid, as well as Advance Resuscitation courses. • Provided regular first aid assistance to staff and students on and off campus, including after hours in the event of an emergency. • Performed role of Department Floor Warden and Evacuation First Aid Officer, and participated in numerous on campus training, including Fire Warden, HAZMAT Awareness Last modified 16th January 2016.
  7. 7. and Response, and Mass Casualty Training. 5. Native Marsupial Husbandry Primary Responsibilities: • Provided support to Macquarie University’s Fauna Park Manager with checking, feeding, capture, veterinary assistance and yard maintenance for a broad range of native animals used in research, including Tamar Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies, Yellow Foot Rock Wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, and Emus. • Maintained breeding colonies of Bridle Nail-Tail Wallabies and Squirrel Gliders owned by Sydney Wildlife World (SWW) with regular management liaison with SWW keepers. • Performed role as assistant Fauna Park Manager for three months in 2011 supervising volunteers and post graduate students and finally assisting the closure of the facility. 6. Community Outreach Primary Responsibilities: • Delivery of scientific knowledge and research experience to school students, community groups, media and members of the public through presentations, laboratory and fieldwork activities and museum displays on and off campus. This included leading practical activities for school groups and working with film crews in remote locations. • Represented the Department delivering scientific presentations and laboratory activities annually as part of the annual Siemens Science Experience@Macquarie for nearly ten years for Year 10 secondary students. 7. Publications Dangerfield J.M., Angus C.J., and Pick A.J. (2002). Biological Water Quality Monitoring of Shrimptons and Archers Creeks, Ryde. Project report submitted to Ryde City Council. Pik A.J., Dangerfield J.M, Bramble R.A., Angus C.J., and Nipperess D.A. (2002). The use of invertebrates to detect small-scale habitat heterogeneity and its application to restoration practices. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 75: 179-199. Angus C.J. (2000). Collecting methods and equipment for sampling terrestrial invertebrate biodiversity. SEN 49: 24-27. Angus C.J. (1995). Ant keeping: A guide for maintaining ant colonies in schools and laboratories. SEN 44: 18-19. Angus C.J., Jones M.K., and Beattie A.J. (1993). A possible Explanation for size differences in the metapleural glands of ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). J. Aust. Ent. Soc 32: 73-77. Peakall R., Angus C.J., and Beattie A.J. (1990). The significance of ant and plant traits for ant pollination in Leporell fimbriata. Oecologia 84: 457-460. Brown K.R., Krassoi F.R., Angus C. and Underwood P. (1988). The Mangroves of Wolli Creek Sydney. Wetlands (Australia) 8(1): 27-29. Personal Interests • Outdoor activities including bushwalking, camping, four wheel driving, mountain biking, snorkelling. • Tae Kwondo, awarded First Dan Black Belt 11th December 2010, training to current. • Shaolin Kung Fu, began training 2016. Last modified 16th January 2016.
  8. 8. • Sporting events, music concerts and theatre. Last modified 16th January 2016.