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Scientific Officer, Genomics WA

Advertiser: Telethon Kids Institute3.375 out of 53.4 overall rating (8 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Oct 2020
Location
Perth, CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

Scientific Officer, Genomics WA

The Opportunity

Genomics WA is a new initiative established through a partnership between the University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute, Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University, Marshall Centre and Australian Genome Research Facility. Funded by Bio Platforms Australia, State Government (JTSI) and all partners, Genomics WA aims to provide cutting edge Genomics and data analysis services to biomedical and non-biomedical researchers in WA. This includes but is not limited to library preparation for NGS, long and short read next generation sequencing and data analysis services.

We are seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer to support our services and R&D.

This role is full-time, maximum term for 2 years with a possibility of extension until 30 June 2023.

The Role

As a Scientific Officer, working in a multidisciplinary environment, you will be required to complete projects within given timelines and budget, follow procedures for record keeping, sample trails and workflow protocols set in the lab and deliver consistently to high standards as well as actively engage and contribute to the accreditation process that the lab will undertake. You will be trained to operate specialist instruments and conduct workflows in the Genomics WA labs, assisting in the maintenance of all equipment including but not limited to Illumina sequencers, Sequel II,  Agilent Tapestations 4200, 10X chromium, and work as part of a service team using a range of molecular biology techniques for processing samples.

The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual where you will be provided extensive training to enable you to have hands on experience in NGS sequencer operation and maintenance, NGS library preparation workflows and the ability to deliver to time and target.

Your Experience

You will be an experienced professional who thrives under pressure whilst handling competing priorities. The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Degree in Science with demonstrated experience in library preparation and next generation sequencer operation.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and be comfortable working independently.
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures and excellent attention to detail.
  • Training researchers and students on communal instrument operation, participation in workshops and promotional activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing deadlines in an organised manner.
  • Past experience in a Genomics service provision lab is desirable.

Successful candidates will have an interest in training, learning, developing and optimizing molecular workflows for the latest technologies. The ability to work proactively without direct supervision is essential.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check and Proof of working rights in Australia prior to commencement. Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about what you do and motivated to succeed, please apply through our career portal with your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the essential criteria outlined in the job description. 

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal.  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au.

For further questions relating to the role, please contact Prof. Alka Saxena.

Contact Name: Alka Saxena

Contact Email: alka.saxena@telethonkids.org.au

Closing Date: 30/10/2020

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The Opportunity

Genomics WA is a new initiative established through a partnership between the University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute, Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University, Marshall Centre and Australian Genome Research Facility. Funded by Bio Platforms Australia, State Government (JTSI) and all partners, Genomics WA aims to provide cutting edge Genomics and data analysis services to biomedical and non-biomedical researchers in WA. This includes but is not limited to library preparation for NGS, long and short read next generation sequencing and data analysis services.

We are seeking to appoint a Scientific Officer to support our services and R&D.

This role is full-time, maximum term for 2 years with a possibility of extension until 30 June 2023.

The Role

As a Scientific Officer, working in a multidisciplinary environment, you will be required to complete projects within given timelines and budget, follow procedures for record keeping, sample trails and workflow protocols set in the lab and deliver consistently to high standards as well as actively engage and contribute to the accreditation process that the lab will undertake. You will be trained to operate specialist instruments and conduct workflows in the Genomics WA labs, assisting in the maintenance of all equipment including but not limited to Illumina sequencers, Sequel II,  Agilent Tapestations 4200, 10X chromium, and work as part of a service team using a range of molecular biology techniques for processing samples.

The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual where you will be provided extensive training to enable you to have hands on experience in NGS sequencer operation and maintenance, NGS library preparation workflows and the ability to deliver to time and target.

Your Experience

You will be an experienced professional who thrives under pressure whilst handling competing priorities. The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Degree in Science with demonstrated experience in library preparation and next generation sequencer operation.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and be comfortable working independently.
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures and excellent attention to detail.
  • Training researchers and students on communal instrument operation, participation in workshops and promotional activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing deadlines in an organised manner.
  • Past experience in a Genomics service provision lab is desirable.

Successful candidates will have an interest in training, learning, developing and optimizing molecular workflows for the latest technologies. The ability to work proactively without direct supervision is essential.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check and Proof of working rights in Australia prior to commencement. Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about what you do and motivated to succeed, please apply through our career portal with your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the essential criteria outlined in the job description. 

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal.  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au.

For further questions relating to the role, please contact Prof. Alka Saxena.

Contact Name: Alka Saxena

Contact Email: alka.saxena@telethonkids.org.au

Closing Date: 30/10/2020

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