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The Australian National University

Immunology Research Technician

Apply now Job no: 515597
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 4/5

Classification: ANUO 4/5 (Technical), Full-Time
Fixed Term:
2 years with possibility of extension
Salary package:
$60,260 - $73,309 per annum plus 17% superannuation 

•    An exciting project investigating the role of innate immunity and inflammasomes in infectious diseases or cancer.
•    Opportunity to develop a range of skills from basic molecular biology to in vivo models.
•    This position is also suitable for an individual who wishes to enrol in a PhD program in the future.

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools:  The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.

Position overview

The Immunology Research Technician will work on an exciting project in the laboratory of Dr Si Ming Man at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Our lab investigates the role of innate immunity in infectious diseases and cancer. The incumbent will work on projects that study the mechanism by which innate immune sensors recognise pathogens, and how these sensors shape the overall immune response to infection. We also study the molecular basis by which uncontrolled inflammation can lead to the development of cancer.

Applications are invited from people with an Honours degree and/or post-graduate qualifications in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Previous experience in immunoblotting, PCR, cloning, transfection, cell culture, bacterial and viral culture, and mouse handling is desirable but not essential.

Enquiries: Dr Si Ming Man, Phone: +61 2 6125 6793. Email: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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