Research Assistant - Cellular and Molecular Metabolism

Job No: GC2039
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 looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Research Assistant with a background in Science who thrives in a fast-paced challenging research environment. Responsibilities may include:

  • Performing in vivo metabolic studies on laboratory animals, including the performance of surgical procedures and administration of drugs
  • Performing basic molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Gathering, compiling, and interpreting data and preparing reports
  • Performing general laboratory work
  • Working with support, guidance and/or close direction from staff at levels above

Skills & Experience required for this role

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained
  • Experience in vivo mouse metabolic studies on laboratory animals
  • An understanding of basic signalling processes would be an advantage
  • Ability to multitask and manage time efficiently
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative and to improve and enhance existing systems and procedures (quality assurance)
  • Demonstrated ability to participate positively in a team

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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