Research Assistant/Lab Manager

University of Melbourne
November 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,258 - $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Research Assistant/Lab Manager

Job no: 0060522 Location: Parkville Role type: Full Time; Fixed Term for 12 months Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences Department: Department of Microbiology and Immunology Salary: Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • An exciting opportunity to join the research program at the Utzschneider Lab.
  • Contribute to research in T cell biology and novel cancer immunotherapies.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role As a Research Assistant/Lab Manager within Dr. Daniel Utzschneider's research program, you will contribute to the lab's groundbreaking work with a focus on T cell biology and novel cancer immunotherapies. The role involves contributing to the lab's research program, assisting in teaching and mentoring, actively engaging in departmental activities, and handling administrative tasks.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the lab's research program, performing various laboratory techniques, and maintaining accurate experiment records.
  • Support teaching, training, and scientific mentoring of students and new lab staff.
  • Attend lab meetings and departmental activities and take on organisational responsibilities.
  • Uphold Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) responsibilities while ensuring routine reviews of laboratory practices.
  • Who We Are Looking For You are highly motivated with a strong interest in immunology. You will demonstrate exceptional organisational skills, the ability to work effectively in a team, and a self-starter mindset while upholding a commitment to good laboratory practices and adhering to safety and ethical standards.

    You will also have:

  • BSc (Honours) degree or equivalent with a major in Immunology, Microbiology, or related discipline
  • Ability to work with senior researchers and perform experiments
  • Strong organisational skills and accurate record-keeping
  • Experience in mouse handling and experimentation, including technical skills for substance administration and health monitoring
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Microbiology and Immunology The Doherty Institute is a world-class institute combining research in infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology, and clinical services. It is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

    A new, purpose-built building for the Doherty Institute was completed in early 2014. The members of the Doherty include the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory of the University of Melbourne, the Victorian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System, The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, and The World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Katherine Robertson via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 10 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 26 Nov 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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