Senior Research Technician in Medicine & Health

Canberra, Australia
28 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical)
Salary package: $75,608 - $79,230 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Work Type: 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 (JCSMR) 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.  

Located within the JCSMR is the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF), which provides consultancy and services using high-end technologies and equipment. One of these services is the new Target and Drug Discovery Platform (TDDP), a multi-million dollar dedicated high throughput screening facility which opened in February 2017 and will enable researchers to perform high throughput compound and functional screens to identify new biomarkers for the treatment of diseases such as cancer.  

We are looking for an experienced Technician to provide high-level support by assisting with the ongoing operation of the TDDP, including the operation of robotic/screening equipment, maintenance of equipment and consumables, and assisting clients with carrying out their screens/experiments.If you are an excellent communicator who is organised and enthusiastic, as well as having experience in high throughput screening (including automated platforms), assay design, cell biology and imaging techniques (in particular cell culture, confocal microscopy and FACS), then we would welcome an application from you.

For more information, please contact Dr Amee George, Manager, Target and Drug Discovery Platform: T: 02 6125 9885, E:

Closing date: 20 September 2017

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