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Research Assistant

Advertiser: ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL SYDNEYMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
11 Jun 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Research Assistant

Position Title: Senior Research Assistant

Employment Type: Full Time Max Term (Fixed Term) 12 months

Hours per week: 38

Position Grade: Technical Officer (grade 1-2) or Health Service Manager Level 1 depending on experience

Salary: $55,991.38 - 82,080.41 / $72,591 - 97,649

Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement

Department Name: St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research



Position Summary

A vacancy exists for a motivated Biomedical Research Assistant is required for a project on the role of the kynurenine pathway in stem cells development. This is part of a larger program to study the biology of this pathway in multiple sclerosis (MS). The successful candidate will be mainly involved in examining kynurenine pathway profiling in MS using animal models and oligodendrocyte cell cultures. The position would be suited for an early career postdoc with previous experience working on the kynurenine pathway in MS.

This work will be undertaken in the Lowy Packer Building which is part of the integrated St Vincent’s Hospital Research Precinct in Darlinghurst and employs approximately 80 research staff engaged in aspects of cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and virology.



This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only



About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2011_005. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.



Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, applicants are

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

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Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Tertiary scientific qualifications (minimum of BSc, or equivalent, in biomedical field)
  • Biomedical research laboratory experience with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Data management, statistical analysis and computing skills
  • Relevant experience tissue culture, flow cytometry, Western blot and molecular biology assays
  • Experience in adult stem cell research and immunohistological techniques particularly in the neurosciences Experience with stem cells and oligodendrocytes cultures with a basic knowledge of the kynurenine pathway and tryptophan metabolism
  • Experience with animal models of multiple sclerosis (MS), animal handling, monitoring and surgery/dissection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records



Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.



For further enquires please contract Dr Michael Lovelace (m.lovelace@amr.org.au)










We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all successful candidates.

St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney Ltd ABN 36 054 594 375 comprises St Vincent's Hospital | Sacred Heart Hospice | St Vincent's Private Hospital | Mater Hospital | St Joseph's Hospital | St Joseph's Village in association with St Vincent's Clinic | Garvan Institute of Medical Research | Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute | Sisters of Charity Outreach | Mercy Foundation

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Position Title: Senior Research Assistant

Employment Type: Full Time Max Term (Fixed Term) 12 months

Hours per week: 38

Position Grade: Technical Officer (grade 1-2) or Health Service Manager Level 1 depending on experience

Salary: $55,991.38 - 82,080.41 / $72,591 - 97,649

Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement

Department Name: St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research



Position Summary

A vacancy exists for a motivated Biomedical Research Assistant is required for a project on the role of the kynurenine pathway in stem cells development. This is part of a larger program to study the biology of this pathway in multiple sclerosis (MS). The successful candidate will be mainly involved in examining kynurenine pathway profiling in MS using animal models and oligodendrocyte cell cultures. The position would be suited for an early career postdoc with previous experience working on the kynurenine pathway in MS.

This work will be undertaken in the Lowy Packer Building which is part of the integrated St Vincent’s Hospital Research Precinct in Darlinghurst and employs approximately 80 research staff engaged in aspects of cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and virology.



This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information and how to apply, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only



About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - Policy Directive Immunisation history complies with NSW Health Policy Directive PD2011_005. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.



Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, applicants are

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

.

Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.
  • Tertiary scientific qualifications (minimum of BSc, or equivalent, in biomedical field)
  • Biomedical research laboratory experience with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Data management, statistical analysis and computing skills
  • Relevant experience tissue culture, flow cytometry, Western blot and molecular biology assays
  • Experience in adult stem cell research and immunohistological techniques particularly in the neurosciences Experience with stem cells and oligodendrocytes cultures with a basic knowledge of the kynurenine pathway and tryptophan metabolism
  • Experience with animal models of multiple sclerosis (MS), animal handling, monitoring and surgery/dissection
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records



Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.



For further enquires please contract Dr Michael Lovelace (m.lovelace@amr.org.au)








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