Title Research Assistant Position
Location Griffith University-Institute for Glycomics
Job Information

Griffith University-Institute for Glycomics

Research Assistant Position

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant  to join the Malaria Vaccine Development Program within the Laboratory of Vaccines for the Developing World at the Institute for Glycomics.  Candidates interested in translational research are encouraged to apply as this position will contribute to and support research that is focused on developing and progressing novel malaria vaccine strategies from the laboratory into clinical trials.

This position will:

  • maintain malaria parasite stocks.
  • contribute to the maintenance of research equipment, infrastructure, methodologies, and protocols.
  • ensure the appropriate storage, handling and disposal of chemicals, equipment, stores, and samples.
  • assist with vaccine manufacturing activities for clinical trials.
  • undertake pre-clinical assessment of vaccine candidates in rodent models of malaria.
  • perform immunological assays to assess vaccine candidates, across various projects in the Malaria Vaccine Development Program.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Grade 1) with Honours (Grade 2); or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience.
  • Have demonstrated experience or ability in laboratory work, particularly laboratory animal techniques, cell culture and flow cytometry.  Experience with malaria parasite culture, rodent malaria parasites, Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Have a high level of oral and written communication, excellent record keeping and good time management skills to ensure research activities are completed to the highest possible standards and within a set time frame.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently across multiple malaria vaccine development projects.
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours, where required, in order to meet the requirements of the project.

For more information, contact Dr Danielle Stanisic. d.stanisic@griffith.edu.au