Laboratory Technician - Clinical Genomics Facility

Job No: GC201911
Location: Darlinghurst, NSW

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research operates the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics Core Facility, the largest genome sequencing facility in the Southern Hemisphere & Australia's premium provider of whole genome sequencing. Our primary focus is to provide a state-of-the-art genomics service and to assist clinical diagnosis based on personalised genomic information.

The Opportunity

We’re currently looking for a talented and experienced Laboratory Technician. The Laboratory Technician is responsible for the core operation of our high-throughput sequencing facility by supporting the Laboratory Scientists with day-to-day work in our sequencing laboratory.

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the key responsibilities are:

  • All procedures associated with library preparation and sequencer operation
  • Performing various sample QC procedures
  • Participate with core functions such as inventory management and sample accessioning
  • Some supervised analysis of QC and run metric data
  • Actively participate in team meetings including occasional representation of our group at larger organisational meeting
  • Participate in development of new processes and procedures as assigned

The role will be offered full-time for 1 year in the first instance.

About You

You will have the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Knowledge of molecular biology equipment and related protocols required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Prior experience in a next generation sequencing laboratory desirable
  • Prior experience operating automated liquid handling systems desirable
  • Experience working in an ISO accredited facility desirable

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.

Garvan Careers

Your application should include: 

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume including at least 2 referees
  • Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts

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

Closing Date

The position will remain open until 7 December 2018. As we are reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

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