Research Technician

New Zealand
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
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.

The Zebrafish Development and Disease Models laboratory in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology is seeking to appoint a Research Technician.


The opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and responsible individual to join an exciting research team focused on understanding lymphatic vessel development and disease using zebrafish as model organism.

The successful applicant will be involved in research using molecular genetics and imaging techniques to understand how lymphatic vessels form during development, in the context of human disease and during regeneration.

Primary duties include:

  • Performing experiments under the supervision of the laboratory head
  • Ordering supplies and equipment
  • Equipment maintenance and organisation
  • Maintaining and documenting lab cleanliness and safety standards
  • Managing lab databases
  • Training students


A strong background in molecular biology is desirable, and a genuine interest and knowledge of vascular biology, imaging techniques, and animal models would be helpful.

The candidate will have a BSc or higher, with experience working in a research laboratory. In addition, you will need strong organisational skills, and the ability to work both as part of a team and with minimal supervision.


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 exciting opportunity is available on a 3 year fixed term basis, at Professional Staff Level 4. For further information, please refer to the attached job description or contact Dr.Jonathan Astin via

Please note all applications must be submitted online.

Applications close on Sunday 30th July 2017.

*Randstad Awards 2017.


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