The Cancer Research Division is an integrated series of strongly interactive Research Groups undertaking research aimed at increasing the international knowledge base on the development, progression, treatment and prevention of human cancers. The current emphasis centres on developing a deeper understanding of the control of cellular proliferation and differentiation in hormone-dependent cancers particularly breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. The Cancer Division incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, clinicians, pathologists, nurses and support staff.
Integral to the Cancer Division are its biobanks that contains tissue and blood samples from consented participants that are used to discover the genetic profile of cancer and to determine ways to treat cancer. We are currently seeking a Technician to undertake blood-processing duties to expand the collection of the biobanks.
The Blood Processing Technician will be responsible for processing blood samples and then preparing the samples for storage and entry of information onto a database. The ordering of supplies, adherence to occupational health and safety guidelines and record keeping are also part of the responsibilities of the incumbent.
Reporting to the Histology Manager, the key responsibilities include:
- Processing of blood samples collected as part of the biobanks
- Strict adherence to Study Protocols
- The meticulous preparation and barcoding of the blood samples
- Centrifuge handling and maintenance
- Aliquoting and snap freezing of samples
- Data entry and ensuring its accuracy onto a database
- Maintaining, auditing and implementing changes to electronic databases
- Assistance with specific projects
- Contributing to the writing of standard operating procedures and other manuals
- Working closely and effectively with small teams, planning and prioritising work to meet all commitments
The position will be full-time for 1 year in the first instance.
You will have the following skills and experience:
- TAFE or university degree in science, applied science, health or a health related discipline
- Evidence of experience in similar role
- Excellent computer and communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent data entry skills
- Ability to carry out duties under supervision
- Ability to work as a team member
- Ability to work autonomously
- High degree of flexibility (flexible hours)
- Understanding of good laboratory practice guidelines
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted via Garvan's Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites/channels will unfortunately not be considered.
Please include the following in your application:
- A cover letter
- Your resume including at least 2 referees
- Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts
This position will remain open until 7 October 2018. We are reviewing applications as they are received, as such candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.