Research Assistant - Cell Death and Survival Lab

    • Full time, fixed term for 12 months

    • Great team environment

    • Generous Salary Packaging

    About the position

    The Research Assistant will be located in the Cell Death and Survival laboratory, which is involved in basic and early stage translational research investigating the molecular basis cell death and autophagy pathways, and developing new reagents to target these processes.

    The Research Assistant will be required to perform a range of biochemical, molecular biology and cell biology-based experiments. These will include purification of recombinant proteins produced in bacterial cells using standard chromatography techniques (gel-filtration, ion-exchange, metal affinity), western blotting, and basic molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, genotyping and routine maintenance of cell lines. Experience using FACS would be an advantage.

    About you

    To be considered for this role, you must have a science degree (preferably with Honours) in a relevant scientific area such as pharmaceutical or biological sciences (molecular biology, biochemistry or pharmacology) and demonstrated lab experience in a research role. Experience in the expression and purification of recombinant proteins, cell culture, maintenance and documentation of cell lines and cloning of DNA constructs in standard vectors is required.

    The successful candidate must be self-motivated and enthusiastic, possess exceptional organisational and time management skills, and excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work both independently and within a team.

    As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum.

    To apply

    Click here to download the position description. Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-052/2019 to Associate Professor Doug Fairlie, Cell Death and Survival Laboratory Head, via email at

    Closing Date for Applications: 13 September 2019