Research Technician |Molecular Medicine and Pathology
University of Auckland
Auckland City, AUK
7h ago
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Company DescriptionMātauranga Hauora Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is a diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across six schools, led by world-leading researchers and lecturers.

The School of Medical Sciences is one of the University's biggest research and academic units. Through our departments, disciplines and research centres we foster excellence in teaching and research throughout our various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Our goal is to advance biomedical research in order to improve human health.Job DescriptionTe Whiwhinga mahi The opportunityWe are currently looking for an experienced Technician to join our team on a 10 month 0.

5 FTE to assist in a preclinical drug-trial in a rat model of a rare kidney disease by carrying out in vivo experiments and analysis of tissues using histology and molecular biology methods.

AccountabilitiesCarry out experimental work under academic guidance to produce experimental dataUnderstand and comply with containment requirementsEnsure all consumables and materials are purchased and stocked appropriatelyAssist in animal experimentation supportTrain staff and students in specialist techniques and use of scientific equipmentYou will demonstrate technical expertise in the practical skills, underlying knowledge and health and safety or compliance considerations relevant to your area, and guide others to undertake practical operations in a safe and effective manner.

For more detailed information, please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTIONMō tō mātou rōpū About the teamThe successful candidate will join a friendly research team and work closely with other lab members such as PhD students and research fellows.

There are six member of the lab all researching different aspects of kidney disease and health.QualificationsHe kōrero mōu About youOur ideal candidate will have a BSc or equivalent in biological or biomedical sciences with demonstrated practical work experience or experience gained while completing tertiary study.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake Important SkillsExperience in immunohistochemical and cell specific staining on in vitro and tissue preparationsWestern blot and protein analysis experience, including using SDS PAGE and acrylamide gel electrophoresisRNA extraction, Real-time PCR and PCR techniquesMicroscopy Light, fluorescent, and confocalTissue culture experimentAdditional InformationMe pēhea te tuku tono How to applyApplications must be submitted online, by the closing date of, 17th May 2021 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

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