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Position: Research Assistant in Genomics
Institution: University of New South Wales
Location: Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
Duties: Undertake quality control checks on submitted samples, independently evaluate results, prepare reports for clients and provide technical support for any enquires relating to the results; Prepare samples for sequencing using a variety of complex methods, both manually and using liquid handling robots; Train laboratory personnel in in the above techniques as required; Inform clients on the progress of their project throughout sample quality control and sample preparation procedures; Log and monitor critical stock levels ensuring resources are available for timely project completion; Document laboratory procedures and write laboratory protocols for standard procedures
Requirements: Relevant experience gained through a combination of education, training and experience in molecular biology, genomics or related discipline; Demonstrated experience in laboratory-based work using high-throughput molecular biology techniques; Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively to deliver results for concurrent workflows; Demonstrated ability to use initiative and work both independently, as well as part of a team to deliver project outcomes; Prior work experience in an accredited or regulated laboratory is desirable
   
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The Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics is a national infrastructure facility and a leader in the application and development of genomics in Australia. It is the largest genomics facility at any Australian University and is comprehensively equipped with the latest next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, and with high throughput genotyping systems. The Centre currently analyses over 130,000 samples per annum using a range of techniques, both manually and with robotics. The Research Assistant is responsible for performing sample QC and NGS library preparation procedures and for implementing new or modified procedures or processes under guidance. To fulfil the requirements of the position laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques is essential, along with the ability to work with high sample volumes in a time sensitive work environment. About the role $82K - $93K plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading Fixed Term - 13 months (parental leave cover) Full-time (35 hours per week) The role reports to the Research Manager and has no direct reports. Specific responsibilities for this role include: Undertake quality control checks on submitted samples, independently evaluate results, prepare reports for clients and provide technical support for any enquires relating to the results. Prepare samples for sequencing using a variety of complex methods, both manually and using liquid handling robots. Train laboratory personnel in in the above techniques as required. Inform clients on the progress of their project throughout sample quality control and sample preparation procedures. Log and monitor critical stock levels ensuring resources are available for timely project completion. Document laboratory procedures and write laboratory protocols for standard procedures. Responsible for following the relevant quality procedures and processes in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. Ensure hazards and risks are identified and controlled for tasks, projects and activities that pose a health and safety risk within your area of responsibility. Perform other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director or Deputy Director/COO. Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct Cooperate with all health and safety policy and procedures of the University and take all reasonable care to ensure your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself and others. About the successful applicant (Selection Criteria) To be successful in this role you will have: Relevant experience gained through a combination of education, training and experience in molecular biology, genomics or related discipline. Demonstrated experience in laboratory-based work using high-throughput molecular biology techniques. Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively to deliver results for concurrent workflows. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and work both independently, as well as part of a team to deliver project outcomes. Prior work experience in an accredited or regulated laboratory is desirable. Good written and oral communication skills, and a high attention to detail. An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines. Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training Ensure you systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed. Contact: Jason Koval E: j.koval@unsw.edu.au Applications close: June 6 th , 2024 Find out more about working at UNSW at www.unsw.edu.au UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply. UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave). Position Description Advertised: 09 May 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 06 Jun 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend Send me jobs like these We will email you new jobs that match this search. Great, we can send you jobs like this, if this is your first time signing up, please check your inbox to confirm your subscription. The email address was invalid, please check for errors. You must agree to the privacy statement Subscribe Recaptcha Privacy agreement Search results Position Location Closes Research Assistant - Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics Sydney, NSW 6 Jun 2024 The Research Assistant is responsible for performing sample QC and NGS library preparation procedures and for implementing new or modified procedures or processes under guidance. Expression of interest Loading... 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