Research Technician, Department of Physiology

New Zealand
May 10, 2017
May 24, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department of Physiology

Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Here at the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, our lecturers and health researchers are regarded as experts in their fields, frequently directing global research projects designed to better the lives of New Zealanders and the world, and in turn passing this knowledge on to our students.

Applications are invited for a research technician to work in the field of cardiac research in the Department of Physiology, University of Auckland.

The opportunity

  • In this role, you will perform supervised pre-clinical experimental research on projects related to diabetic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
  • Experience in the field of autophagy and technical expertise in molecular biology, cell culture, and isolated heart preparations is highly desired.
  • We are looking for an eager and enthusiastic scientist who has undertaken an Honours or Masters in Physiology or a related-discipline. 

Why us?

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work. Offering five weeks’ annual leave, over 300 courses and workshops designed to support your professional development, and standout facilities for staff members who are also parents, it’s easy to see why we've just been voted one of New Zealand’s most attractive employers.*

Find out more about some of the great reasons to work for us at Career development and benefits.

This position could be a great foot-in-the-door opportunity with the Department of Physiology, reporting to renowned academic Dr Kimberley Mellor. It is available on a 12 month fixed term basis, at Professional Staff Level 4.

For further information, please refer to the attached job description or contact Dr Mellor at

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Applications close on Wednesday 24th May 2017.

*Randstad Awards 2017.