Rheumatic fever is a serious childhood illness that can develop after a Streptococcus A (Strep throat) infection with lasting health impacts.
Join our team as a Research Technical on a full time, fixed term basis for 12 months to make a contribution to this important research.
Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity
Our team is seeking to understand how the immune system responds to Strep A infections, and how these infections trigger rheumatic fever.
This study goal is to identify novel immune biomarkers as a route to developing improved diagnostic tools for Rheumatic Fever.
This is a central role within the laboratory led by Associate Professor Nikki Moreland. You will join a multi-disciplinary group where you will provide key support for staff and students in the laboratory as well as the accurate management of study and sample databases.
For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.
He kōrero mōu About you
You will hold a BSc (Biomedical) or MSc (Biomedical) qualification as well as relevant and practical laboratory experience.
You will be able to demonstrate your understanding of immunology, microbiology and / or biochemistry and have experience with immunoassays (for example ELISA, Luminex and / or cytometric bead arrays) and aseptic techniques.
Experience in cell culture would also be advantageous. The role offers the opportunity to interact with national and international collaborators.
The sample database aspects of this role are important, and you will be highly organised and attentive with fantastic computer literacy skills in order to deliver both to the practical and technical requirements of this position.
If you have good interpersonal skills and enjoy working with cutting edge technology in a team research environment, then we want to hear from you.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou What we offer
The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities.
Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through :
Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.