Technical Assistant (HEO 3)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 29 May 2022

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Full-time fixed term contract until 31 December 2022 based in the Centre for Cancer Biology
  • Commencement Salary: $57,610 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Technical Assistant is responsible for providing technical support to the day-to-day operations of the Molecular Therapeutics Laboratory within the Centre for Cancer Biology. This includes providing technical assistance to the laboratory’s projects involving mouse models of cancer.

About The Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (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 technical assistance to the Molecular Therapeutics Laboratory
  • Provide basic assistance with projects involving mouse models of cancer
  • Perform basic laboratory techniques such as prepare and manage general reagents and buffers for communal lab use
  • Monitor stock of and order laboratory consumables, clean basic laboratory equipment and safely dispose of all biohazard, chemical and microbiological materials

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Completion of Year 12 or a relevant post-secondary qualification and experience in supporting the day-to-day operations within a research laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory animal care including health checks and a good understanding of ethical issues and animal welfare in a research/laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory techniques including basic molecular biology, cell culture and preparation of reagents and buffers
  • Experience in the application of Work Health and Safety policies and procedures inherent to laboratory and research activities
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and effectively communicate with a diverse range of people


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply

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

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4146.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 29 May 2022

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.


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