Research Assistant, Molecular

Sydney, Australia
17 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute will leverage growing UNSW Sydney and Garvan Institute of Medical Research scientific leadership in this field. It will tackle major challenges in single cell data acquisition and data analytics. This will allow it to decode the state of DNA, chromatin, and its entire output as RNA and protein in thousands of single cells, to uncover diagnostic cell origins, molecular targets, and treatments for human disease with unparalleled precision. This will have a major impact on the precision health management of patients, through early detection and personalised treatment of disease, and will reduce the costs of healthcare.

About the role:

  • 3-Year Fixed Term, Full-Time opportunity
  • $74, 338 - $84, 116 (+17% superannuation & Leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

The Research Assistant – Molecular will play a key role developing the molecular methods and workflows to manage and generate high-throughput single cell sequence data as part of a new large-scale research program in Immune Profiling. The Research Assistant will oversee the development of using liquid handling platforms to automate single cell workflows and solve problems arising from new single cell assays being implemented in the UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute (based at The Garvan-Weizmann Centre of Cellular Genomics).

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree in a relevant area of science and understanding of cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics.
  • Expertise in molecular analysis techniques with a special focus on Single cell transcriptomics, genomics and epigenetics.
  • Experience in cell culture and gene editing techniques such as CRISPR.
  • Broad knowledge research/healthcare systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of new and cutting-edge molecular techniques.
  • Highly organised with a meticulous approach, paying attention to detail, ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time effectively.

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: A/Professor Joseph Powell - Deputy Director, UNSW Cellular Genomics Futures Institute
T: +61 2 9295 8100

Applications close: 11pm, Wednesday 16th October 2019

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