Senior Research Officer: Flow Cytometry (HEO 6)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until December 2023
  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology at City West campus

About the Role

Reporting directly to the Cancer Centre Biology (CCB) Operations Manager, this position is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the CCB Flow Cytometry Facility. The Senior Research Officer: Flow Cytometry will provide high-quality technical and application support to Researchers utilising the flow cytometry and cell sorting equipment. In collaboration with the CCB Operations Manager, the position is also responsible for ensuring the Facility is compliant to internal and external Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, certification guidelines and Biosafety regulations.

About Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB)

The CCB is an alliance between the University of South Australia and CALHN and is co-located with other cancer-focussed researchers within a purpose-built building in Adelaide’s Biotech and Medical Precinct. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease and is a recognised hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide specialised cell sorting services for clients of the Flow Cytometry Facility including data acquisition, analysis and reporting services
  • Demonstrate the use of flow cytometry and cell sorter equipment to Research staff
  • Develop techniques and procedures for improved experimental reproducibility along with developing SOP’s for safe and effective operation of instruments within the facility
  • Maintain equipment service records to ensure the timely maintenance and repair of the Facility’s equipment
  • Manage the administrative responsibilities including overseeing the user-operated electronic booking system, auditing equipment usage, and maintaining equipment service records to ensure the timely maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Contribute to Occupational Health and Safety of the CCB in addition to complying with external and internal policies, procedures and regulations

Essential Skills and Experience
  • A postgraduate degree in a science related discipline and experience working in a flow cytometry facility
  • Certified in the use of cytometry instrumentation along with extensive knowledge and experience of cytometry instrumentation, applications, and techniques
  • Demonstrated expertise in cellular biology techniques and a general knowledge of pathology and biological systems
  • Organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with experience liaising effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders and audiences

How to Apply

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 2731 or via email at  using job reference number 3642.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 5 December 2021

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either be an Australian Aboriginal Peoples, or a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

Pursuant to the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011, any appointment to this position must comply with the requirements of the Act.


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