About the Australian Museum
The Australian Museum is located on the homelands of the Gadigal people. The Australian Museum acknowledges the Gadigal people as the custodians of the land, sky and waterways, paying respect to Elders past and present.
The Australian Museum operating within the NSW Department of Enterprise, Investment & Trade cluster, is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite.
The AM mission is: To ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change.
The AM vision is: To be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. We commit to transform the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; be a strong advocate for First Nations’ culture; and continue to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs.
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The AM supports a diverse workforce and promotes applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Australian Museum and to support its impact on science. The primary purpose of this role is to provide support, technical assistance and expertise to the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics (ACWG) – an ISO 17025 accredited facility. The role requires performing core maintenance of the ACWG DNA laboratories, the development and update of SOP’s and carrying out molecular biological lab work (including assembling and editing sequence alignments, performing phylogenetic analysis and running sex determination assays) across a wide range of wildlife taxa.
As the successful candidate you will have strong attention to detail, the ability to perform physically repetitive tasks with high accuracy, good organisational skills and and an understanding off databasing and collections-based software.
- A degree in Science (Biological Sciences) or other relevant qualification.
Knowledge & Experience
- A minimum 3 years’ work experience in wildlife biology and/or genetics/molecular biology across a range of taxonomic groups, including the ability to appropriately evaluate and interpret data associated with specimens.
- Knowledge of legislation, regulations, and Standards relevant to the Australian Museum (particularly those regarding quarantine/biosecurity, dangerous goods, and wildlife compliance).
- Knowledge of databasing and collections-based software, particularly Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and EMu (or similar), and the ability to work with large and complex worksheets.
- An understanding of ISO/IEC Standards and accreditation, knowledge of standard operating procedures to assist with training of staff and interns in these procedures.
- Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.
The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.
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