Research Assistant – Molecular Screening and Therapeutics Program

Job No: GC2037
Location: Darlinghurst

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 Project

The Molecular Screening and Therapeutics (MoST) program uses genomic information to identify new therapeutic opportunities for individual patients. The program will recruit 1000 patients with advanced cancer and offer molecular profiling of tumours to guide treatment. A key component to the MoST program is a genomic sequencing platform used to identify clinically actionable variants.     

The Opportunity         

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Research Assistant to perform molecular profiling of a range of solid tumors for the MoST program. The Research Assistant will be responsible for performing next-generation DNA sequencing and other molecular assays on formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tumour tissue and validating sequencing results. The Research Assistant will further assist with translational and clinical research projects associated with the Genomic Cancer Medicine program.

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

  • B.Sc (Hons) or equivalent degree
  • Solid experience in a similar role
  • Strong skill-base in molecular biology essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team


  • Experience with next-generation sequencing technologies


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

How to Apply

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

30 June 2017

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