Research Officer in Molecular Biology
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The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is the largest genomics facility at any Australian University. It is also the most comprehensively equipped genomics facility in the nation, serving a user base of over 1,000 researchers both nationally and internationally. The Centre’s purpose is to deliver high quality genomic data to its clients and position UNSW as a leader in the field of genomics
About the role
- 85K - $91K plus 9.5% Superannuation
- Fixed Term – 1 year
- Full-time (35 hours per week)
This Research Officer is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Centre’s Illumina next generation sequencing instruments, and for the evaluation and distribution of data to clients. The position is responsible for the most critical, high value component of the sequencing pipeline. It requires a high degree of technical skill and experience as it involves the operation of several state-of-the-art instruments and the responsibility for the initiation of high value sequencing runs. The position is also responsible for providing expert technical and troubleshooting advice to clients post-sequencing analysis.
About the successful applicant
To be successful in this role you will:
- Honours degree or higher in molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline.
- At least 5 years laboratory-based work experience using high-throughput molecular biology techniques is essential.
- The ability to manage time effectively to deliver results for concurrent workflows.
- Demonstrated ability to use initiative and work both independently, as well as part of a team to deliver project outcomes.
- Work experience in an accredited or regulated laboratory is desirable.
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Good computing skills, including running basic scripts.
- Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.
Contact: Helen Speirs
Applications close: November 15th, 2018
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