Technologies Specialist

Canberra, Australia
03 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Technical)
Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% superannuation (from 11th July 2019)
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position overview

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.

The Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF), located within the John Curtin School of Medical Research, is a service node of Bioplatforms Australia and provides consultancy and services using high-end technologies and equipment. These services include Next Generation High Throughput Sequencing (NGS), Sanger Sequencing, Genotyping and the ANU Centre for Therapeutic Discovery. We have a diverse client base including researchers from ANU, CSIRO and University of Canberra, with applications ranging from health to agriculture and environment. We seek to appoint a Technologies Specialist who will participate in strategic molecular biology and genetic laboratory-based projects, as well as office-based projects for the facility. Initial projects are likely to include working with a multidisciplinary team to design and implementing a new Genotype-by Sequencing, NGS (which includes our long-term strategy for mouse genotyping); migrating NGS library protocols onto platforms such as the ECHO liquid handler; working on BRF marketing (including website maintenance) and outreach; and helping transition the facility to ANU’s new WHS Management Plan.

As a client-focused facility, effective communication skills and teamwork are essential, along with an interest in bioscience research. The successful applicant will require the ability to think and write strategically important documentation and have demonstrated organisational skills and commitment to meet deadlines. Additionally, role requires a solid and demonstrated background in laboratory-based molecular biology skills as well as a strong understanding of genetics.

If you have an interest in cutting-edge and transformational technologies, a strong background in molecular biology NGS and/or genetics, and enjoy working with academics/researchers to achieve high-level research outcomes, we would welcome an application from you.

For further information please contact Stephanie Palmer, Biomolecular Resource Facility Manager,

T: (02) 6125 9637 or E:

Closing date: 29 July 2019

Position description: Specialist

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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 at least 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: Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.