Location: Parkville

Job Type: Full time


Job Description

The Opportunity

CSL Ltd. is looking for a Scientist to join our Protein Biochemistry group in a laboratory-based role located at CSL’s Research site at Bio21, Parkville. The Protein Biochemistry group is focused on providing high-quality, recombinant proteins for further evaluation and functional testing.

Reporting to a Senior Manager within Protein Biochemistry, you will work as part of a motivated team to support the discovery phase of multiple CSL Research projects. You will also be involved in the continuous improvement of our processes through the implementation of emerging technologies in protein purification, sample processing and data handling.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract tocover a period of maternity leave.

The Role

  • Use AKTA Pure systems for high-throughput protein purification with a wide variety of affinity-based chromatography approaches.

  • Characterise size-exclusion fractions to prepare high-quality reagents according to end user requirements.

  • Aliquot and store purified protein reagents using a cloud-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

  • Support the fulfilment of protein aliquot requests using the cloud-based LIMS.

  • Ensure that all experimental activities and outcomes are documented in the Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) in sufficient detail to provide a basis for regulatory submissions and protection of IP.

  • Present laboratory work to internal collaborators, as needed, to facilitate decision-making for CSL R&D projects.

  • Contribute to the upkeep of laboratory equipment to maintain a highly functioning laboratory facility.

  • Ensure your role is carried out in compliance with CSL’s HSE policies

Your skills and experience

  • A tertiary degree in Biomedical or Biological Science with laboratory experience in industry, pathology or academia.

  • A comprehensive understanding of affinity and size-exclusion chromatography techniques.

  • Experience handling large sample numbers for routine processes such as SDS-PAGE, fraction pooling and protein concentration using ultrafiltration devices.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of AKTA Pure systems and Unicorn software.

  • Experience in HPLC using Chromeleon or ChemStation software would be valued.

  • Experience using a digital LIMS would be well regarded.

  • Additional expertise in robotic liquid handling or a scientific track record in one of CSL’s therapeutic areas (Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Metabolics, Immunology, Hematology, or Transplant) would also be well regarded.

  • Problem-solve and change your approach when unexpected results arise.

  • Manage concurrent priorities.

  • Stakeholder relationship and management skills.

How to Apply

Please submit your application including a CV and cover letter addressing your skills and experience by 5pm AEST Friday 31 March 2023.


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