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Research Assistant - Histology and Tissue Processing

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Research Assistant

  • Salary Package: From $72,473 $82,399 p.a. (HEW Level 5), plus 9.5%employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type:  Full time, fixed term for 12 months.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The Dementia Research Centre team is seeking a Research Assistant with experience in histology and tissue processing of human and animal tissues and provide experimental support on research activities using molecular biological materials that contribute to the understanding of physiological function of neurons and processes in memory and learning. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the planning and conducting of experiments including immunostaining and neuropathological assessment in accordance with scientific standards, assisting with the preparation of research data for presentation and publication, drafting reports and scientific manuscripts as well as contributing to day-to-day laboratory management.

About You

You will be a research assistant experienced in histology and tissue processing and bring to the role knowledge of molecular biology, molecular genetics and protein biochemistry principles.  Ideally, you will also have experience in microscopy and have the ability apply your knowledge of biomolecular research techniques to assist with research activities involving molecular biological materials. Use your strong written and verbal communication and organisational skills to liaise with various stakeholders and assist in the preparation of research data for presentation and publication.

About Us

The Dementia Research Centre will provide an environment for innovative, interdisciplinary research for dementia, using and developing state-of-the-art technologies to advance basic discoveries towards translation into clinical treatments. The Dementia Research Centre is committed to providing a unique and supportive mentoring program to allow the growth of future leaders for dementia research. Furthermore, the multidisciplinary approach of the Centre to study Alzheimer’s disease will create an excellent opportunity for the training of PhD students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences has active research programs in biomedical, translational and health services domains, with current areas of strength including neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation, and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine, and vascular science, amongst others. The Faculty hosts the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, an internationally acclaimed powerhouse researching health systems, e-health, and patient safety. In learning and teaching, the Faculty offers a unique suite of capability-based medical educational programs aimed a post-graduation subspecialty medical education and training.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in medical science, neuroscience or a related discipline.
  • Experience in antigen retrieval and labelling and biochemical methods including fractionation and protein solubility assays.
  • Ability to apply existing theoretical and experimental knowledge to modify, adapt and assist in undertaking molecular biology experiments and statistical evaluation.
  • Ability to liaise and work in collaboration with different stakeholder to complete tasks and achieve objectives.
  • Computer skills including MS Office, database management and statistical analysis packages.

For further information regarding this role, please click here to view the position description.

Specific Role Enquiries: Lars Ittner, Professor in Neurobiology on

Applications Close: Sunday, 27 October 2019 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Note: This position requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University health requirements. You may also have to satisfy Macquarie University that you meet all background checks (including criminal record and qualification checks).

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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