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Immunology Research Technician 

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANUO 4/5 (Technical), Full-Time
Fixed Term: 
2 years with possibility of extension
Salary package: 
$60,260 - $73,309 per annum plus 17% superannuation 

•    An exciting project investigating the role of innate immunity and inflammasomes in infectious diseases or cancer.
•    Opportunity to develop a range of skills from basic molecular biology to in vivo models.
•    This position is also suitable for an individual who wishes to enrol in a PhD program in the future.

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools:  The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.

Position overview

The Immunology Research Technician will work on an exciting project in the laboratory of Dr Si Ming Man at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Our lab investigates the role of innate immunity in infectious diseases and cancer. The incumbent will work on projects that study the mechanism by which innate immune sensors recognise pathogens, and how these sensors shape the overall immune response to infection. We also study the molecular basis by which uncontrolled inflammation can lead to the development of cancer.

Applications are invited from people with an Honours degree and/or post-graduate qualifications in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Previous experience in immunoblotting, PCR, cloning, transfection, cell culture, bacterial and viral culture, and mouse handling is desirable but not essential.

Enquiries: Dr Si Ming Man, Phone: +61 2 6125 6793. Email: 

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 06 Feb 2017 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2017 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Professor and Head/Chair of Inflammation

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow

About the role
An exciting new partnership between  UTS and the Centenary Institute, the Centre for  Inflammation Research has led to the creation of a new position that will see you charged with establishing a globally recognised program of inflammation research.

Reporting into the Dean of Science (UTS) in the first instance, with strong informal reporting lines to the Director of ithree at UTS and to the Executive Director (Centenary Institute), you will play a crucial role in helping the faculty build upon existing research strengths and further understanding the interface between infectious disease, inflammation and immunology.

Physically based at the Centenary Institute, you will be tasked with creating an interdisciplinary research centre; seeking research funding from national, international government and industry sources, supervising higher degree students, and disseminating research results through high quality peer-reviewed publications.

UTS prides itself on providing a collegiate environment for all staff and you will work in a progressive environment with a group of pioneering researchers passionate about making a difference and solving real world problems


About the ithree institute and the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at UTS is one of the largest faculties at UTS in terms of total academic and support staff.

The ithree institute is a growing centre for excellence in research into mitigating the negative impacts of microbes on human and animal health, with particular emphasis on tackling the complex and urgent global health and food security threats associated with the spread of antimicrobial resistance in our environment.

ithree has key strengths and capabilities that make it well placed to contribute to international efforts and has a strong record in research translation. Our work is enabled by the use and development of cutting-edge technologies  in cell imaging, proteomics, Next Gen sequencing and genomics. This includes the world-leading Microbial Imaging Facility, with super resolution capabilities.

ithree researchers also have access to the UTS Data Arena which allows researchers to visually immerse themselves in their microscopy data. Our ability to generate knowledge and develop new tools, diagnostics and treatments will help to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by infectious diseases.


About the Centenary Institute
The Centenary Institute is an independent medical research institute specialising in understanding disease mechanisms and finding cures in the areas of cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The Centenary is located adjacent to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Charles Perkins Centre of Sydney University. It has a proud history of research and translation achievements and most recently it opened the ACRF Cancer Research Centre.

About you.
You will be a seasoned academic leader and researcher of international repute in the area of inflammation or chronic diseases, with a particular interest in working on infectious diseases.   With a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences, you will see yourself as an effective communicator able to liaise with stakeholders at a range of levels within the University and Centenary Institute. Whilst this is first and foremost a research role you will be an inspirational leader able to mentor other academics and students.


Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range:$179,363 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17%superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a fixed term full-time basis for 5 years.

How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC88137 please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - these can be found by clicking here. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC88137.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  March 31st 2017 11.59pm (AEST)