Research Assistant/ Officer - Translation Team

Cartherics Pty Ltd
Eastern Suburbs
Healthcare & Medical
Clinical/Medical Research
$78,000 - $102,000 depending on exp and quals.
Full time
Posted 17d ago

Research Assistant/ Officer: Translation Team – Cartherics Pty Ltd 

Full-time position

Proposed start date 4 January 2022.


The successful applicant will have completed a B.Sc or BBiomed.Sc with Honours. Highly desirable if the applicant also has majored in, or has laboratory experience with, immunology, molecular biology and/or cell biology.


TBD depending on qualifications and experience, range $78,000 - $102,000.

Company Options:

Awarded on annual Performance Review.

Position Description:

The Cartherics Translation Team is positioned between the Cartherics Research and Development Teams. Our goal is to assess new effector cells developed by the Research pipeline to determine their clinical potential.  Within this small but vibrant team there is a strong focus on both in vitro and in vivo techniques with particular emphasis on molecular biology, cell biology and xenograft mouse models.

Key Duties:

The successful applicant will work closely with all members of the Translation Team, and will be expected to:

  • Perform a variety of in vitro techniques relevant to Translation Team projects such as mammalian tissue culture, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, expression analyses and flow cytometric analysis.
  • Assist and/or manage animal (mouse) xenograft experimental cohorts.
  • Review test data/results for reporting by required deadlines. 
  • Maintain accurate, complete, legible and concurrent records of work performed in electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN) and relevant databases.
  • Communicate and present work regularly in team meetings, and to the wider company.
  • Assist in housekeeping activities within the Translation Team for continued smooth operation. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Group Lead and/or other Sr. Scientists within the Translation Team.

Key Skills:


  • Background in immunology, molecular biology and cell biology; or willingness to learn and develop skills in these areas. 
  • 5+ years experience as a research assistant in either academia or industry (preferred) settings.
  • Extensive experience in animal handling and studies, particularly with immunocompromised mice.
  • Established skills and experience in mammalian tissue culture (human and mouse).


  • Experience in molecular techniques eg DNA cloning, DNA/RNA extraction, DNA sequencing.
  • Experience in biochemical techniques eg Western blot, flow cytometric analysis and ELISA.   
  • Skills and experience in various animal injection techniques, as well as whole animal imaging.
  • Basic knowledge in iPSC cell differentiation and CRISPR/Cas9 technology would be advantageous.


  • Effective oral and written skills as well as good practical knowledge of the laboratory environment.
  • Computer literate particularly with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Graphpad, Zoom. Highly desirable would be experience with Aura software (animal imaging), literature management systems and flow analysis software.
  • Must be diligent, focused and able to work individually or with others to meet deadlines.
  • Able to be flexible and adapt to changes, particularly in the fast-paced Cartherics environment.
  • Understanding of importance of intellectual property.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take initiative.

Reporting Line:

Reports to Chief Translation Officer (CTO).

Key Performance Indicators for 2022:

To be developed in discussion with the CTO.

Closing date 30 November 2021.

For more information about Cartherics visit




Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a research assistant?

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