15 Apr, 2024

Technical Specialist: Spatial and single-cell

  • Children's Cancer Institute
  • Randwick NSW, Australia
Full time Laboratory Research Laboratory & Technical Services

Job Description

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Liquid Biopsy (LQB)
Supporting Documentation:


Children’s Cancer Institute is looking for a Technical Specialist: Spatial and Single-cell. To develop and implement innovative technical solutions within the ACRF Spatial Immune-oncology Research (ASpIRe) program for Childhood Cancer. This is a long term opportunity for the right person.

In this role you will be responsible for independently implementing and performing the experimental procedures that will support the vision of the program. This will involve but not be limited to:

  • Sample processing (FFPE sample blocks and bloods)
  • Tissue Micro Array generation from FFPE blocks
  • Preparing samples for plasma proteomics
  • Running spatial multiomics workflows (primarily via the xenium and MACsima)
  • Designing an implemented high dimensional cytometry analysis of peripheral blood
  • Performing the wetlab components of multiomic single cell analysis including BD rhapsody and 10x chromium applications
  • Developing bespoke single cell and spatial assays

We save & change lives. At The Children’s Cancer Institute we believe that a life should be long. Cancer cuts life short for hundreds of children every year, before they’ve even had a chance to make their mark. We aim to not only improve their quality of life, but eradicate the cause of their pain.

To succeed you will have…

  • BSc (Honours), MSc or equivalent
  • High level molecular/cellular expertise with proven ability to operate in an independent manner.
  • Excellent lab skills (experience with modern spatial and cytometric techniques highly desired)
  • Ability to independently manage competing goals.
  • Must be sufficiently skilled to work in an independent manner with minimal oversight.

The exploratory nature of this role will suit someone who can extract relevant information from the data generated and be capable of presenting this to a wide range of audiences in a succinct and professional manner.  Critically you will exhibit excellent judgment and the ability to objectively assess any situation. We would be happy to consider highly qualified international applicants for this role.

We will support you to be your best with benefits that include but are not limited to:  

  • Access to our ‘FlexBEST’ program – true flexibility from day 1
  • Focus on employee wellbeing, including a leading EAP program, and up to 5 gifted wellbeing days off (paid) per year
  • Investment in leadership development and career advancement opportunities

Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: https://www.ccia.org.au/careers-study . We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter (mandatory) clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required.

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.

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