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Post Doctoral Research Officer or Research Assistant - Immunology & Diabetes

Laboratory & Research Focus

Headed by A/Prof Stuart Mannering, the Human T-cell Laboratory is based within SVI’s Immunology and Diabetes Unit. This team’s focus is the connection between human T cells and autoimmune, or type 1, diabetes.


SVI is seeking a postdoctoral researcher, or research assistant, with a strong background in immunology to join the Human T Cell Laboratory. The role will involve: (i) developing screening assays to identify antigens recognized by human islet infiltrating T cells, (ii) generating recombinant retroviruses for transduction of cells lines and (iii) assays of immune cell function using flow cytometry, ELISA assays, human blood cell isolation and culture.

Contemporary knowledge of immunology is essential for this role. For a postdoctoral scientist there is ample scope to develop autonomy, project direction and ownership.The scope of the project will be adapted to suit the successful applicant. Essential for the role is a high degree of competency in tissue culture, molecular biology techniques,flow cytometry and a preparedness to work with mice and human tissue.  Expertise in any of the following: yeast, retroviral generation and transduction and cellular screening systems would be a distinct advantage.

Salary: $70,000 to $90,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, plus 9.5% superannuation and generous $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging.

Further information:  A/Prof Stuart Mannering   [email protected]

Applications:  via Seek only

Closing Date:  COB Monday, 3 December 2018

Supervisor:A/Prof Stuart Mannering

Research Unit:Human T cell

Closing Date: Monday 3rd December 2018

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Principal Scientist - National Reference Laboratory

Organisational Context

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) is a division of St Vincent’s Institute. Contracted by the Department of Health and licensed by the TGA, NRL is a leading provider of scientific services and products that support the accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, such as HIV, HCV and HTLV. With a workforce of over 30 staff, NRL provides unique and specialised services, including pre- and post-market evaluations of serology test kits, quality assurance programs, specialised testing services, consultation, education and training for serology testing laboratories both in Australia and worldwide.

The role

NRL is currently seeking a full time Principal Scientist as the key driver of NRL's scientific integrity. This is a pivotal role to deliver accurate and high level interpretive analysis, scientific skill and leadership across the organisation. In addition, the Principal Scientist will retain direct operational management responsibility for three scientific teams; External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS), Production and Testing.

Selection criteria

Applicants should review the Position Description in full and address the selection criteria. In summary you will hold a relevant Masters or PhD qualification and have an established reputation in a senior role in either the infectious diseases diagnostic or blood screening industries. You will possess superior diagnostic skill and judgement and be viewed as an expert in your field. Operationally, you will have been a proven leader and coach of medical scientists, undertaken responsible resource management, and competently managed significant budgets. Contemporary knowledge of the IVD's for infectious diseases industry and pathology networks will ensure that you make a major strategic contribution to the direction of NRL's testing techniques, evaluation and new markets.

We are keen to hear from candidates who can demonstrate the ability to successfully engage, influence and lead for continuous improvement.

Enquiries: NRL Director, Dr Philippa Hetzel  [email protected]

Salary: $145,000 (a generous $15,900 FBT-exempt salary packaging option is available) plus 9.5% Super

Appplications: [email protected]

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