Blood Processing Technician - Cancer Research Division

Job No: GC2041
Location: Darlinghurst

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia's leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff. We pioneer study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders. 

Cancer Division

The Cancer Research Program is an integrated series of strongly interactive Research Groups undertaking research aimed at increasing the international knowledge base on the development, progression, treatment and prevention of human cancers. Integral to the Cancer Research Program are its biobanks that contains tissue and blood samples from consented participants that are used to discover the genetic profile of cancer and to determine ways to treat cancer. 

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Blood Processing Technician to undertake blood-processing duties to expand the collection of the biobanks. The technician will be responsible for processing blood samples, preparing samples for storage, and entry of information onto a database.

The incumbent will be a part of the Cancer Research Program that incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, pathologists, nurses and support staff.

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Processing of blood samples
  • Strict adherence to Study Protocols
  • The meticulous preparation and barcoding of the blood samples
  • Centrifuge Handling and maintenance
  • Aliquoting and snap freezing of samples
  • Data entry and ensuring its accuracy onto a database
  • Maintaining, auditing and implementing changes to electronic databases
  • Contributing to the writing of standard operating procedures and other manuals

Skills & Experience required for this role

  • TAFE or University degree in science, applied science, health or a health related discipline
  • Evidence of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • Ability to carry out duties under supervision as well as autonomously
  • Understanding of good laboratory practice guidelines

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration including superannuation contributions and generous salary packaging arrangements.

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

  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible 


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

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