Research Officer - Immunology

Job No: GC201865
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 are now calling for a Research Officer to lead a research project aimed at understanding the regulation and function of human immune cells and how these processes are compromised by genetic variants that are associated with the development of immune dysregulatory conditions. Reporting to Prof Stuart Tangye, the successful candidate will design and perform experiments to assess the impacts of genetic variants on the development and function of human immune cells.  This will include flow cytometry, cell sorting, analysis of patient immune cell function, molecular biology techniques such as cloning, mutagenesis, introduction of mutated sequences into cell lines, qPCR, gene expression analysis, ATAC-Seq, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, western blotting, and learning and/or developing new assays as required. The candidate should be highly proficient in experimental biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology.  Expertise/knowledge in the field of immunology and previous experience working with human blood and tissue samples is essential.

Skills and experience required for this role:

  • PhD in a related field
  • Molecular biology skills eg PCR, cloning, mutagenesis, cell transfection
  • Experience with cell biology and flow cytometry
  • Experience working with human immune tissues and cells
  • Ability to rapidly learn new techniques
  • Possess strong computing skills including bioinformatic analysis

About the Project

The Immunology & Immunodeficiency Lab at the Garvan Institute aims to elucidate mechanisms underlying immune cell dysfunction and disease in individuals with immunological diseases. These findings can improve outcomes for the patients, their families and other individuals with immune related diseases.

Salary offered:  $81,935 pa plus 14% superannuation.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Garvan Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites/channels will unfortunately not be considered.

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

This position will remain open until 1 June 2018.  As we will be reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit yours as soon as possible.

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