Research Assistant - Cell Death and Survival Laboratory

    • Fabulous new research opportunity

    • Full time, fixed term for 12 months

    • 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 of cell death and autophagy pathways, and developing new reagents to target these processes.

    The Research Assistant will be required to perform a range of animal, molecular biology, cell biology as well as biochemical-based experiments. These will include mouse handling, tumour cell injection, drug treatment as well western blotting, basic molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, genotyping and routine maintenance of cell lines. Experience using FACS would be an advantage.

    About you

    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.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    • Mouse handling, tumour cell injection and drug treatment (I.P/tail vein injection, oral gavage);
    • Cell culture, maintenance and documentation of cell lines;
    • Cloning of DNA constructs in standard vectors;
    • General laboratory maintenance including purchasing, supply maintenance and animal usage documentation management.

    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 demonstrable experience with mouse handling and genotyping, molecular biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, etc., and western blotting.

    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-058/2020 to Associate Professor Doug Fairlie, Cell Death and Survival Laboratory Head, via email at

    Closing Date for Applications: 30 January 2020