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Animal Technician/ Research Assistant

Advertiser: Children's Cancer Institute4.3 out of 54.3 overall rating (4 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Oct 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Animal Technician/ Research Assistant

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

 

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff to thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated team player to join our Experimental Therapeutics program as an Animal Technician on a full-time fixed-term basis initially ending on 31 December 2020 with great potential of extension. This position will be known internally as Research Assistant. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of in vivo experimental therapeutics experiments to support and investigate potential treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. This is an excellent role for someone who has solid experience with small animal handling and who is dedicated to generating high-quality pre-clinical data to advance new treatments for neuroblastoma towards their clinical application. ,


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research either as a member of a team or independently
  • Manage and maintain a large cohort of experimental animals, including treatment and monitoring
  • Responsible for weighing and treating mice, palpation and collecting tissues upon autopsy as directed
  • Responsible for the maintenance of research records and presenting data
  • Responsible for making up required chemical solutions
  • Participate in monthly meetings and contribute ideas for current and future research results
  • Participation in weekend and public holiday work where it is required
  • Achieve an outstanding level of competence in all aspects of animal work
  • Get involved in professional activities
  • Get involved in CCI activities
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines (including Gene Technology Research Committee and University of NSW Animal Ethics) and Institute policies

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree or other tertiary qualification in science or a related field
  • Previous experience working in an animal research laboratory or breeding facility
  • Demonstrated experience in animal handling and restraint
  • Knowledge and competency in drug administration and euthanasia of animals
  • Demonstrated commitment to conducting experiments involving humans, animals & GMO’s under strict ethical and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and guidelines as they relate to the operations of an animal facility
  • Team and independent player
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others
  • Excellent organizational skills

We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: www.childrenscancerinstitute.org.au. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.

 

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

 

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff to thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated team player to join our Experimental Therapeutics program as an Animal Technician on a full-time fixed-term basis initially ending on 31 December 2020 with great potential of extension. This position will be known internally as Research Assistant. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of in vivo experimental therapeutics experiments to support and investigate potential treatments for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. This is an excellent role for someone who has solid experience with small animal handling and who is dedicated to generating high-quality pre-clinical data to advance new treatments for neuroblastoma towards their clinical application. ,


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research either as a member of a team or independently
  • Manage and maintain a large cohort of experimental animals, including treatment and monitoring
  • Responsible for weighing and treating mice, palpation and collecting tissues upon autopsy as directed
  • Responsible for the maintenance of research records and presenting data
  • Responsible for making up required chemical solutions
  • Participate in monthly meetings and contribute ideas for current and future research results
  • Participation in weekend and public holiday work where it is required
  • Achieve an outstanding level of competence in all aspects of animal work
  • Get involved in professional activities
  • Get involved in CCI activities
  • Comply with regulatory guidelines (including Gene Technology Research Committee and University of NSW Animal Ethics) and Institute policies

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree or other tertiary qualification in science or a related field
  • Previous experience working in an animal research laboratory or breeding facility
  • Demonstrated experience in animal handling and restraint
  • Knowledge and competency in drug administration and euthanasia of animals
  • Demonstrated commitment to conducting experiments involving humans, animals & GMO’s under strict ethical and regulatory guidelines
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and guidelines as they relate to the operations of an animal facility
  • Team and independent player
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others
  • Excellent organizational skills

We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: www.childrenscancerinstitute.org.au. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.

 

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