Lab Technician for Tech Development Team - Australia

Job description

Working directly with the Chief Technology Officer, Director of Omniscope AU, and the VP of R&D, we are seeking two experienced Lab Technicians for Tech Development Team, who will carry out high-level laboratory work and provide technical support in all R&D projects within the OS AU R&D Laboratory.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Carry out Single cell-omics experiments
  • Isolate and prepare single cell and single nuclei suspensions from various tissues
  • Prepare sequencing libraries for Illumina and/or BGI-MGI Sequencing Systems
  • Coordinate submission of sequencing samples
  • Perform FACS analyses
  • Perform QC analyses
  • Maintain laboratory stocks
  • Keep comprehensive laboratory work records
  • Maintain the LIMS system
  • Working together with the VP of R&D to perform all administrative and governance-related activities to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the laboratory by coordinating the maintenance of laboratory equipment calibration and servicing, inventory of reagents, cell lines, and samples.
  • Keep updated with the current literature
  • Keep updated with current and new technology


  • A tertiary qualification - likely with Honours - in an appropriate discipline along with relevant experience in Biology, Molecular Biology, or Genomics.
  • May have (or be working towards) completing further studies such as Ph.D. or have extensive specialist experience in Genomics research or in general technology of Biology or Molecular Biology.


  • Extensive experience in developing and working on R&D or research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications
  • Experience in an R&D or research-intensive environment
  • Expertise in Single Cell Genomics
  • Single-cell preparations
  • Tissue dissociation techniques
  • Expertise in FACS workflow and analysis
  • Expertise with tissue banking
  • Working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • Numeracy skills together with previous experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and written) paired with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment and ability to prioritize workload during busy periods
  • Extensive experience in cell/tissue culture
  • Extensive experience in PCR and Real-Time PCR
  • Extensive experience with DNA and RNA work
  • Extensive experience with ascetic techniques
  • Oversee the Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation for the lab
  • Ensure timely management of laboratory R&D projects to meet program delivery and reporting deadlines
  • Ensure smooth day to day operations of the laboratory by coordinating the maintenance of laboratory equipment calibration and servicing, inventory of reagents, cell lines, and vectors
  • Guide staff in the use of research facilities

Location and travel

  • Based in Adelaide, Australia
  • Travel might be required

Job Type


Equal Employment Opportunity

Omniscope values and implements the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We are therefore an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For that reason, we promote candidates to upload their CVs blind and not include any personal details that refer to the applicant's gender, age, or ethnicity.

Further, Omniscope believes strongly in a whole systems approach to both technology and society. We therefore strongly encourage applications from any candidates with a passion for developing and bringing innovative solutions to patients. Omniscope also believes in rewarding employee performance with equity.

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