Senior Genomics Technician

Canberra, Australia
28 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical)
Salary package: $75,608 - $79,230 (pro rata) per annum plus 17% superannuation
Work Type: Negotiable Part-time (3 days per week) – full-time. Fixed Term (12 months)

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 John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian Phenomics Facility (APF) seeks to appoint a Senior Genomics Technician to join a dynamic team which supports research into the function of genes, and the regulation of human and animal health and disease. The Senior Genomics Technician will be responsible developing and implementing a Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) method for genotyping genetically modified mouse strains and for supporting the Genotyping Coordinator to design, optimise and trouble shoot assays for genetically modified strains.

The role requires extensive experience in NGS library preparation, PCR methodologies such as designing, optimisation and troubleshooting, an interest in research, and a commitment and ability to meet deadlines in a client focused facility. The successful applicant will have demonstrated organisational skills to coordinate and accurately process large data samples, and the capacity to manage effectively in a team environment.

If you have a background in mouse genetics and mouse models, experience in collaborating with biologists, NGS and PCR, an interest in research and a high level of interpersonal and organisational skills, we would welcome an application from you.

This position is flexible with an option of 3 to 5 days work per week.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Palmer, Manager T: 02 6125 9637, E:

Closing date: 19 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.