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Children's Medical Research Institute

Research Assistant

Job Description 

  • Join a world-leading, independent medical research institute
  • Contribute to the health of future generations/children through medical research

Together we are making a difference for kids living with genetic disease.

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world’s most highly regarded independent medical research organisations. Our research focuses on the four key areas impacting children’s health: cancer, genomics and genetic diseases, neurobiology, and embryology.

Work with a team of dedicated professionals

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join our team to:

  • Become a critical member of the Functional Neuromics team and essential to the success of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)-funded gene discovery and genetic variant validation research program.
  • Help us improve the lives of families and individuals living with devastating muscle conditions by providing a genetic basis for their disease as well as highlighting targets for the development of personalised therapies.
  • Drive innovative research aimed at understanding the impact of genetic variants and their potential association with disease using wet-laboratory based methods such as molecular genetic studies (RNA, DNA), protein biochemistry, cell culture and other model systems.

A rewarding role in every way

  • Fulltime role – 37.5 hours per week (part-time options can be discussed for the right candidate)
  • Excellent not for profit tax benefits
  • A flexible and supportive work environment where everyone’s contribution is highly valued.
  • Opportunities to contribute intellectually to our research endeavours.

What can you bring to this role?

  • Bachelor (with honours) or Master degree in the field of Biomedical Sciences and Human Genetics or a related field.

Demonstrated experience and capabilities in:

  • Working in a wet-laboratory environment (PC2).
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite of products; additional experience in Adobe suite products and other research software (eg. GraphPad, Snapgene) is also highly desirable.
  • Immaculate record keeping and safe work practices.
  • Handling and archiving clinical specimens.
  • Performing molecular biology research techniques (cloning, polymerase chain reaction, nucleic acid purification, etc), cell culture, protein biochemistry, immunostaining (cells and tissue) and microscopy.
  • Optimising and performing laboratory methods with a high degree of technical competency, attention to detail and independence.
  • Experience / knowledge around human genetics, molecular biology, protein biochemistry and cell biology.
  • Desire to contribute to ongoing development of research program and laboratory methods.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a willingness to collaborate within the team.

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