Australian National University Jobs – Senior Technical Officer

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Job Description:

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises
the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accurate recording of sample metadata, experimental processes and associated data to assist in the preparation of data for clients and research publication.
  • Perform maintenance, running, diagnosis and problem solving of complex sequencing and auxiliary equipment and systems.
  • Assist with running Sanger sequencing including auxiliary services and equipment.
  • Perform general administration duties associated with the BRF including the preparation of reports, ensuring safe working practices, WHS requirements, and ensuring that compliance protocols for regulatory requirements are met.
  • Management of inventories, including the preparation and/or ordering of supplies and collating cost estimates for NGS projects, and participate in the general maintenance of the BRF facility and labs, but not limited to waste disposal, washing, cleaning, setting up and packing down lab equipment as required.
  • Liaise with academics, staff and other stakeholders within and external to the ANU to facilitate the desired project outcomes

Job Requirements:

  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of Workplace Health and Safety practices, Biological Safety andthe ability to follow required regulatory processes and guidelines.
  • Strong information technology and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to keep accurate \records and prioritise tasks, exercising sound judgement to meet tight timelines
  • A demonstrated general knowledge and understanding of equal opportunity principles as they relate to employment.
  • Constructing libraries for Next Generation DNA sequencing.
  • Running Next Generation DNA sequencing instrumentation.
  • Basic skills in genomics bioinformatics.
  • Database and tracking systems for accurate organization/documentation of samples, data and results.
  • Experience with robotics platforms.

Job Details:

Company: ANU

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Canberra, Australia

Application Deadline: N/A

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