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Research Assistant - Single Molecule Science Lab

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the Museum of Human Disease in the Samuels Building and the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick. Single Molecule Science UNSW

The Opportunity  

  • 1-Year, Full time Fixed-term opportunity
  • $75K - $84K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based
  • A visa will be required for the full duration of the contract

The role of Research Assistant is an exciting opportunity to work closely with senior researchers and provide support across a number of ongoing projects in various areas of the research. The successful applicant will assist the Goyette group, experimentally support students and researchers in the group and support research directions aligned with the overall goals of the group and the single molecule science unit. The Research Assistant is responsible for providing research support in the areas of, but not limited to: preparing recombinant proteins in an E.coli expression system; culturing mammalian cells and imaging mammalian cells using single molecule localisation microscopy as well as routine lab maintenance tasks (including aliquoting, media and buffer preparations, ordering, stocking, inventory).

Please refer to the position description for more details. Download File Research Assistant Level 5 SMSL PD

Skills and Experience

  • An honours degree in the life sciences with relevant experience or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Demonstrated experience in fluorescence microscopy (single molecule localisation microscopy preferable)
  • Demonstrated experience in mammalian cell culturing
  • Experience in recombinant protein production in an E. coli expression system
  • Demonstrated ability to be able to work with minimum direction, to show initiative and also able to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to liaise with people from diverse backgrounds at all levels
  • High level of computer literacy
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Jesse Goyette              E:

Applications close: 11pm, 2nd December 2020

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