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Research Assistant

Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Research Assistant, Academic - Research Only / Fellowship, Honorary Academics

Salary Package: From $73,922 – $84,047 per annum (HEW level 5) plus annual leave loading and 13.25% superannuation
Appointment Type: Full time, Fixed term for 12 months
Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
The Role
We are seeking a motivated and talented Research Assistant with a background in using rodent models of disease to join the Centre for Motor Neuron Disease at Macquarie University. The lab focuses on testing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as spinocerebellar ataxia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using cellular and animal models (zebrafish and mice).
About You
You will be a motivated and organised researcher who takes initiative when completing research project tasks and demonstrates attention to detail and quality in your work. You enjoy working with animal models and always obey animal ethics guidelines. You enjoy working both independently and as part of a team. You are skilled in performing data analysis and are competent in using MS Office, data management and statistical analysis packages.
About Us
The Centre for Motor Neuron Disease is well integrated into the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has established state-of-the-art research facilities and offers outstanding development options including an active Early Career Researcher support network (‘EnCouRage’). The lab offers excellent research opportunities in a team of >70 staff working on MND.
The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human 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, and a unique three-year extended masters-level, professional-entry Doctor of Physiotherapy degree.
Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.
To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:
Bachelor’s degree (Honours) or higher in science, medical science or related discipline
Demonstrated experience performing mouse model research including behavioural testing, husbandry and handling.
Knowledge of cellular biology and protein chemistry techniques including Western blotting, immunocytochemistry and microscopy.
Exposure to molecular and cellular biology techniques e.g. injections and microscope imaging, preferably with the use of zebrafish and cell culture models.
Demonstrated success contributing independently and within a team to research, preferably in a PC2 or QC2 laboratory
Knowledge of and demonstrated understanding of neuroanatomy
Please review the position description here:  Research Assistant_A Laird_5_2020.pdf
Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Angela Laird, Senior Research Fellow and Group Leader at the Centre for MND Research at   
General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator on (02) 9850 8352 or at
Applications Close: Monday 24 August, 2020 at 11:55pm
Please note: This position is open to applicants currently residing in Australia with full working rights.
This position also requires you to comply with occupational screening, assessment and vaccinations in line with Macquarie University requirements. You may also have to satisfy the 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.

Advertised: 11 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 24 Aug 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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