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Research Assistant - Glycation and Diabetes Group

Advertiser: Mater Health Services3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (82 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
16 Apr 2019
Location
Brisbane, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Research Assistant - Glycation and Diabetes Group

Company description:

At Mater, you’ll find we live and breathe our values. Mater was built on a foundation of collaboration and a shared vision to meet unmet community need—an approach that's shaped and inspired us for more than a century.

Mater Group was formed in 2016 by aligning Mater Health, Mater Education, Mater Research and Mater Foundation under a single, unified banner. It has enabled us to combine our services and skills across Mater's ministries to deliver innovative solutions and take new opportunities as we adapt to the changing needs of our community. As a Catholic not-for-profit organisation we are able to meet these needs by reinvesting any profit for the benefit of the community.



Job description:

 About the role

Mater Research is an internationally recognised leader in medical research, which connects its findings from bench to bedside, translating medical research into clinical practice to deliver better outcomes for our patients and the wider community. Established in 1998 with a primary focus in cancer research, we have expanded to include research within fields including Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health, chronic diseases and neurosciences.

 

Mater Research has an exceptional opportunity for a Research Assistant in a full-time capacity to join our Glycations and Diabetes Group reporting to Prof Josephine Forbes. The Research Assistant will provide high quality research assistance to support the implementation of research projects within the Glycation and Diabetes group.

 

Salary: $63,587 - $74,939 plus superannuation depending on experience

 

About you

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Completed Bachelor or Biomedical Science with Honours.
  • Must have 2 years demonstrated experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience across in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo models.
  • Flow cytometry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology, Gene Silencing techniques in cells and advanced microscopy of both cells and tissues.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of data management systems.
  • Experience working on clinical projects including analyses of tissue and data.

 

What you’ll be doing

The Research Assistant’s role encompasses the following duties:

  • Perform routine experimental procedures such as biochemistry, haematology, microbiology or serology.
  • Collect tissue and culture samples, stain and prepare slides and perform tests and assays.
  • Calibrate and operate microscopes, centrifuges, cameras and measuring devices.
  • Prepare live culture media for production, perpetuation and testing of microorganisms.
  • Perform routine preclinical studies which could include surgical procedures and administration of drugs.
  • Keep clear and accurate records of research.
  • Perform library research on specific topics and prepare materials for reports.
  • Contribute to conference and seminar papers and publications.

 

Why join us?
In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Research and work with a team translating findings into practice.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options. 

 

Closing date for applications is COB 8 May 2019 

To view the Position Description please learn more here

For position enquiries, please contact Prof Josephine Forbes josephine.forbes@mater.org.au

Company description:

At Mater, you’ll find we live and breathe our values. Mater was built on a foundation of collaboration and a shared vision to meet unmet community need—an approach that's shaped and inspired us for more than a century.

Mater Group was formed in 2016 by aligning Mater Health, Mater Education, Mater Research and Mater Foundation under a single, unified banner. It has enabled us to combine our services and skills across Mater's ministries to deliver innovative solutions and take new opportunities as we adapt to the changing needs of our community. As a Catholic not-for-profit organisation we are able to meet these needs by reinvesting any profit for the benefit of the community.



Job description:

 About the role

Mater Research is an internationally recognised leader in medical research, which connects its findings from bench to bedside, translating medical research into clinical practice to deliver better outcomes for our patients and the wider community. Established in 1998 with a primary focus in cancer research, we have expanded to include research within fields including Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health, chronic diseases and neurosciences.

 

Mater Research has an exceptional opportunity for a Research Assistant in a full-time capacity to join our Glycations and Diabetes Group reporting to Prof Josephine Forbes. The Research Assistant will provide high quality research assistance to support the implementation of research projects within the Glycation and Diabetes group.

 

Salary: $63,587 - $74,939 plus superannuation depending on experience

 

About you

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Completed Bachelor or Biomedical Science with Honours.
  • Must have 2 years demonstrated experience in a research laboratory.
  • Experience across in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo models.
  • Flow cytometry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology, Gene Silencing techniques in cells and advanced microscopy of both cells and tissues.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of data management systems.
  • Experience working on clinical projects including analyses of tissue and data.

 

What you’ll be doing

The Research Assistant’s role encompasses the following duties:

  • Perform routine experimental procedures such as biochemistry, haematology, microbiology or serology.
  • Collect tissue and culture samples, stain and prepare slides and perform tests and assays.
  • Calibrate and operate microscopes, centrifuges, cameras and measuring devices.
  • Prepare live culture media for production, perpetuation and testing of microorganisms.
  • Perform routine preclinical studies which could include surgical procedures and administration of drugs.
  • Keep clear and accurate records of research.
  • Perform library research on specific topics and prepare materials for reports.
  • Contribute to conference and seminar papers and publications.

 

Why join us?
In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Research and work with a team translating findings into practice.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options. 

 

Closing date for applications is COB 8 May 2019 

To view the Position Description please learn more here

For position enquiries, please contact Prof Josephine Forbes josephine.forbes@mater.org.au

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