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Senior Research Technician

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6 (Technical)
Salary package: $75,608 - $79,230 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Work Type: Continuing, Full Time

Position overview

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) is Australia's national medical research institute. The School conducts innovative, ground-breaking, multidisciplinary medical research in a number of medical fields including immunology, neuroscience, genomics, infectious diseases and cancer. 

Located within the JCSMR is the ACRF Biomolecular Resource Facility (BRF), which provides consultancy and services using high-end technologies and equipment. One of these services is the new Target and Drug Discovery Platform (TDDP), a multi-million dollar dedicated high throughput screening facility which opened in February 2017 and will enable researchers to perform high throughput compound and functional screens to identify new biomarkers for the treatment of diseases such as cancer.  

We are looking for an experienced Technician to provide high-level support by assisting with the ongoing operation of the TDDP, including the operation of robotic/screening equipment, maintenance of equipment and consumables, and assisting clients with carrying out their screens/experiments.

If you are an excellent communicator who is organised and enthusiastic, as well as having experience in high throughput screening (including automated platforms), assay design, cell biology and imaging techniques (in particular cell culture, confocal microscopy and FACS), then we would welcome an application from you.

Enquires for the position can be made to: Dr Amee George, Manager, Target and Drug Discovery Platform: T: 02 6125 9885, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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