3 Dec 2019

Fixed-term Research Technician

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Research Technician
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: Medicine
  • Advert Closing Date: 15/12/2019
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 00005954

Company Description

Our lecturers and health researchers are regarded as experts in their fields, frequently directing global research projects designed to better the lives of New Zealanders and the world, and in turn, passing this knowledge on to our students.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Technician in the Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland. The position is full-time for a period of two years based at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Grafton Campus.

Job Description

Working in a cellular and molecular biology lab, you will be involved in research projects focussed on understanding the pathogenesis of diseases affecting joints such as gout and osteoarthritis. You will be responsible for optimising and performing laboratory assays and for training students and other group members in these techniques. You will also be involved in the day-to-day management of the laboratory which will involve ordering of consumables and ensuring the laboratory remains compliant with HSNO, MPI and human ethics requirements.

Skills and experience

Who we are looking for:

You will have previous research experience in at least some of the following techniques: cell culture, real time RT-qPCR, western blotting, transfection, immunohistochemistry and/or cloning. Previous experience teaching in a lab environment would also be beneficial. The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline.

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Additional Information

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Why work for us?

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave, and over 300 different career development courses.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

If you hold the experience requested above and want to work for one of Auckland’s largest employers, please submit your CV with a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position by the closing date of Sunday, 15 December 2019.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Sunday 15th December 2019.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term. Job expires in 5 days.

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