Senior Scientist - Gene Technologies


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Job Description

The Opportunity

CSL has an opportunity available for a talented and highly motivated Senior Scientist to join our Research team. In this position, you will join a dynamic Gene Technologies group pursuing cutting-edge research in development and optimisation of various technology platforms related to gene therapy, gene editing, mRNA therapy, transgenic expression, lentiviral vectors, protein engineering and cell line development.

Reporting to the Head of the Gene Technologies group or other senior members of the group, you will play an important role in the overall performance and scientific activities of the group. You will have direct involvement in developing and implementing strategies to support our technology programs, and will contribute to publications, assist in the supervision of laboratory staff and students, and present to research project teams at seminars and lab meetings.

You will be based at Bio21 Institute, a modern multi-disciplinary research facility located the heart of Melbourne’s world class Parkville Biomedical Research precinct. Surrounded by University medical faculty departments, a number of large and prestigious medical research institutes and four large teaching hospitals, the Institute provides an innovation and collaboration rich environment ideal for CSL scientists focused on the research and development of new biological medicines.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you will have:

Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline with relevant academic or industry experience.

  • Deep knowledge and significant hands-on experience in one or more aspects of molecular biology including recombinant gene technologies, mRNA technology, gene editing, viral vector engineering and production.
  • Experience in mRNA design and non-viral delivery is highly desirable.
  • Skills in cell culture, cell line engineering, and biological assay such as FACS, ELISA, ddPCR and next generation sequencing would be advantageous.
  • Self-driven and highly motivated with a passion for discovery and innovation.
  • The ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines. Team-oriented, collegial, and strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Record of productivity and substantive scientific contributions as evidenced by high-impact publications, patent inventorship, and/or external presentations.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Applications must address the selection criteria above and include a current CV and covering letter.

Applications close October 29th, 2023

Employment screening, including criminal history, medical assessment, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications, Australian working rights and other relevant checks form part of the candidate suitability.

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