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Laboratory Technician / Research Assistant
  • Join a great team providing support to a world leading lab
  • Learn new techniques and grow your experience
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and chronic disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute provides world class facilities for histology, flow cytometry, Imaging and animal experiments.

About the Immunology in Cancer and Infection Laboratory:

Our laboratories have over 25 international immunologists and cancer biologists working to understand how the immune system combats cancer and to develop new therapies for patients.  The labs conducts both basic and preclinical research in a field that is producing dramatic improvements in the treatment of cancer patients.

Role Purpose / Responsibilities:

In this role, you will provide essential support to the labs by helping to manage transgenic and knockout mouse colonies, including genotyping by PCR and phenotyping by flow cytometry.

You will provide operational support through equipment and laboratory upkeep, purchasing and record keeping.

The position involves frequent interaction with the researchers and offers the chance to be part of world class research by assisting the researchers in their experiments.

As an experienced animal technician or junior RA, this position offers you an excellent opportunity to expand your laboratory experience and grow your skill base.

About you:

The role will suit people who are comfortable working with experimental animal colonies and who enjoy an interesting and dynamic workplace.

You will need a diploma or Bachelor level qualification in Science, Animal Technology or similar.

You will also need enthusiasm for working in a team environment and be confident communicating with people of diverse background.

You should be self directed, be able to complete tasks independently and value precision and accuracy.

Demonstrated experience in PCR or flow cytometry is desirable. 

Remuneration: Salary range is $63,595 to $75,782 per annum, plus super and salary packaging benefits.  This is a full time appointment for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

For further information:  
Contact Dr. Liam Town on 0409 306 521 or  

To submit an application: use the APPLY button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Resume and Cover letter addressing the criteria.  

Closing Date:  18 May 2021

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment
Job Ref: JB000043

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