Technical Specialist- Cell Sorting

Technical Specialist, Flow Facility

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff. Combining fundamental science with strong clinical interactions, we pioneer study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders. For over 50 years, significant breakthroughs have been achieved by Garvan scientists in the prevention, treatment and cure of these major diseases.

Like our Scientists, we only recruit the best professionals in our core Facilities which include Flow Cytometry, Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genomics, Histopathology and Microscopy. Our support teams are experts in their fields and are driven by the dynamic culture, innovation and cutting-edge research that the Garvan offers. At Garvan no two days are the same.

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Technical Specialist- Cell Sorting to join our dedicated Facilities team. The Garvan Flow Cytometry Facility is a core service that provides world class cell sorting and analysis services to the Garvan Institute as well as the wider research precinct.

The role of the Technical Specialist- Cell Sorting is to carry out routine operations of the flow cytometers and daily maintenance tasks. The key responsibilities include:

  • Operation of fluorescent activated cell sorters
  • Start-up procedures and some maintenance of the flow cytometry equipment
  • Perform quality control for the instruments in adherence to strict operating procedures
  • Maintain laboratory stock levels and make up basic reagents
  • Communicate complex ideas and information to lab users
  • Daily maintenance of laboratory records and data management

This role is offered on a full-time basis for 9 months.

About You

You will have experience with flow based cell sorting and a good understand of biological research.  the successful candidate will also be a self-motivated, logic driven individual with the ability to prioritise delegated tasks and the capacity to perform some self-guided investigations in a scientifically rigorous manner.

This is a customer-facing role and you will be dealing with researchers from various backgrounds. Excellent computer and technical skills will be highly regarded.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Garvan Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites/channels will unfortunately not be considered.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter
  • Your resume including 3 referees
  • Copies of relevant qualifications / academic transcripts

Only applicants with full working rights in Australia are eligible to apply for this role.


Closing Date

10 June 2018. As we are reviewing applications as they are received, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.