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Laboratory & Technical Support Scientist, Biomedicine

Advertiser: James Cook University3.3 out of 53.3 overall rating (70 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
27 Nov 2019
Northern QLD
$75,723 - $82,015 plus 17% superannuation
Work Type
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences
  • Be at the forefront of Biomedicine in the Tropics
  • Fixed term contract to November 2021
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst still achieving your career goals.


We offer an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory & Technical Support Scientist, Biomedicine ($75,723 - $82,015) to join our world-leading institution at James Cook University (JCU).   A fixed term appointment, this position is based at our state-of-the-art facilities at JCU Townsville.


What can you accomplish in the Role

Working autonomously with broad direction from the Manager, Laboratory and Technical Support and academic staff you will provide in-depth theoretical and technical knowledge, and technical support in the delivery of content in the field of microbiology and immunology, encompassing clinical bacteriology, mycology, virology, serology and parasitology. 

Maintaining microbiological culture and specimen collections, including assisting with the procurement of various patient samples and organism cultures you will ensure the viability of the collections and that teaching and research outcomes are achievable.


What will you bring to the Role

As someone with demonstrated experience as a Laboratory Technician in an appropriate field you will have a proven expertise in cellular immunology techniques, ELISA preparation and cell culture techniques; as well as substantial knowledge of clinical microbiology and immunology procedures with a proven ability to culture a diverse range of organisms

Your comprehensive understanding of WHS legislation and how it applies in a laboratory environment will see you succeed in this interesting and varied role.




Consistently voted in the top 2% of universities worldwide, JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.  JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • ongoing professional and career development
  • attractive options for salary packaging


How to Apply

Visit the Careers at JCU website - vacancy reference 16988

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