Research Technician, Epigenome Editing

Perth, Australia
21 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab)
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • Support epigenome editing research projects
  • Based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Salary Range: $68,214 to $75,724 plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Full-time, Level 5 appointment on a 12 month fixed term basis

About the Lister Lab: A Research Technician position is available within the the Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory, led by Ryan Lister and located at the Harry Perkins institute of Medical Research and the UWA Centre for Medical Research (CMR), within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The Lister Lab is comprised of molecular, cellular and computational biologists, forming a multi-disciplinary team environment undertaking a diverse range of epigenetics and genomics research. We utilize molecular, cellular, genomic and computational approaches in multiple systems to investigate cellular mechanisms that control the usage of information encoded in the genome, and their roles in cell function and development. We have a particular interest in characterization and manipulation of the epigenome and cell identity using genomic and synthetic approaches.

About the opportunity: The appointee will be responsible for performing experimental molecular and cellular biology work in a collaborative epigenome engineering research program. The Research Technician will be responsible for following established experimental protocols and accurately recording research results. Primary experimental approaches will include molecular cloning and validation, nucleic acid purification and analysis, mammalian cell culture, lentiviral production and transduction, flow cytometry, sequencing library preparation, and a variety of related molecular and cellular analysis techniques.
Applicants must possess a BSc(Hons), MSc, or equivalent qualification in relevant areas (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related) and have demonstrated research experience in relevant experimental molecular and cellular biology approaches. This is a full-time position, initially for a period of one year, with the possibility of further extension. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: July 23, 2018

This position is open to both national and international applicants

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