Research Assistant, Histology and Tissue Processing job with MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY – SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

  • Salary package: $75,400 to $85,728 per year (HEW level 5), plus 17% employer pension contribution and annual leave
  • Type of appointment: Full time, 12 month CDD.
  • Location of Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic research assistant with experience in histology and tissue processing of human and animal tissues and provide experimental support for research activities using molecular biology materials that contribute to the understanding of the physiological function of neurons and memory and learning processes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments, including immunostaining and neuropathological evaluation according to scientific standards, assisting in the preparation of research data for presentation and publication, writing reports and scientific manuscripts as well as by contributing on a daily basis. day lab management.

About you

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

About Us

Macquarie is the university for pioneering minds. Globally recognized as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities are revealed. We helped people hear, brought wireless internet technology to the world and broke traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female Vice-Chancellor.

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Humanities at Macquarie University builds on our aspiration to have the country’s first fully integrated academic health sciences center under the direction of a university. It brings together the excellent work of medical and paramedical clinicians and researchers across the University and the country, with unparalleled access to the cutting-edge clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

Macquarie Medical School is committed to improving patient health through world-class basic and translational medical research. Within the school is the Dementia Research Center which provides an environment for innovative and interdisciplinary research in dementia and basic neuroscience. The Dementia Research Center is committed to providing a unique mentorship program and support to enable the growth of future leaders in neuroscience research.

Macquarie is a university committed to the real and often complex issues and opportunities that define our lives. Since our founding 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different kind of university. Over the years we have grown to become the center 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 cover letter (2 pages maximum) that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential selection criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in medical science, neuroscience or related discipline.
  • Experience in antigen retrieval and labeling and biochemical methods, including protein fractionation and solubility assays.
  • Ability to apply existing theoretical and experimental knowledge to modify, adapt and help undertake molecular biology and statistical evaluation.
  • Experience in performing various molecular biology and immunohistochemistry techniques, including immunoprecipitation, real-time PCR, Western blot, and other similar molecular biology methods.
  • Experience in acquiring images and publishing quality images using a range of microscopes (e.g. epifluorescence) and scanners will be highly appreciated.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team. with different stakeholders
  • Computer skills including MS Office, database management, research software (such as AnyMaze, Prism) and statistical analysis packages.

For detailed information on the job description, please contact Associate Professor Yazi Ke.

This position requires you to comply with professional screening, assessment and vaccinations in accordance with Macquarie University requirements.

Applications for this position are only accepted from Australian citizens or permanent residents or persons currently residing in Australia with full employment rights.

Requests for specific roles: Yazi Ke, Associate Professor of Neurobiology on [email protected]

Applications closed: Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. (AEST)

Macquarie University is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We value individual difference and recognize the strength of a dynamic, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our people drive collaboration, innovation and impact.

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

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