Research Assistant - Network Biology

Job No: GC201824
Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW

At Garvan our research is focused upon understanding the role of genes and molecular and cellular processes in health and disease as the basis for developing future preventions, treatments and cures. Our scientists are researchers who work towards making significant breakthroughs in scientific discovery to positively impact human health.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the Network Biology group within our Cancer division. The Research Assistant is accountable under supervision for conducting experiments within his/her Research Division. This is a junior position and would especially suit a recent honours graduate who is interested in pursuing a PhD in this field.

 To be considered for this position, you will possess the following key skills and attributes:

 Bachelors’ Degree in Science or Medicine (with honours).

  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture and molecular techniques including flow cytometry, western blotting, PCR, transfection and molecular cell biology.
  • Performing drug studies in cell lines (cell viability analysis: MTT, MTS, alamar blue or similar).
  • Strong commitment to quality.
  • Team-focused approach.
  • High degree of flexibility.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Comfortable with basic decision making.

 Highly desirable:

  • Experience with handling rodents, performing treatment studies.
  • Interest in completing a PhD.
  • Competent computer skills (Excel, Word & PowerPoint).


Only applicants with full working rights in Australia are eligible to apply for this role.

How to apply

All applications MUST be submitted via Garvan’s careers website: 

Please prepare and submit your application as per the directions below: 

  • A Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria above
  • Your Resume including 3 Referees
  • Copies of relevant qualifications / Academic transcripts


Closing Date

22 December 2017

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