Research Technician in Immunology

Canberra, Australia
30 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 4/5 (Technical)
Salary package: $63,301 - $76,611 per annum plus 17% superannuation 
Term: Full time, Fixed term (12 months with a strong possibility of extension)

  • An exciting project investigating the role of innate immunity and inflammasomes in infectious diseases or cancer.
  • Opportunity to develop a range of skills from basic molecular biology to in vivo models.
  • This position is suitable for an individual who holds a Bachelor of Science degree with research experience (e.g. an Honours degree).

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

Position overview

The Immunology Research Technician will work on an exciting project in the laboratory of Dr Si Ming Man at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Our lab investigates the role of innate immunity in infectious diseases and cancer. The incumbent will work on projects that study the mechanism by which innate immune sensors recognise pathogens, and how these sensors shape the overall immune response to infection. We also study the molecular basis by which uncontrolled inflammation can lead to the development of cancer.

Applications are invited from people with an Honours degree and/or post-graduate qualifications in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Previous experience in immunoblotting, PCR, cloning, transfection, cell culture, bacterial and viral culture, and mouse handling is desirable but not essential.

Please include a one-page cover letter highlighting your suitability for this position.

Enquiries: Dr Si Ming Man, Phone: +61 2 6125 6793. Email:  

Closing Date: 6 January 2019

Position Description: PD - Research Technician 4.5.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.