16 Apr 2018

Freelance Technical Research Assistant

Calvary – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Calvary require a “Technical Research Assistant” in Newcastle NSW:

Technical Research Assistant



  • Position remuneration as Technical Assistant – Grade 2 Year1
  • Temporary Fixed Term Position (6 month contract – maternity leave relief)
  • Excellent salary packaging options available

About the role

The Technical Research Assistant is responsible for a range of duties including, but not limited to:

  • Maintain adequate levels of laboratory kits for clinical trials
  • Preparation of tubes, sample requisition forms, courier arrangements to ensure all study specific samples are actioned as per trial requirements
  • Coordinate with trial coordinators to facilitate timely processing, packing and shipment of clinical trial/research specimens as outlined in trial specific manuals
  • Maintain accurate logs for all Haematology Frozen specimens and freezer temperatures where applicable
  • Ensure trial databases have current laboratory reference ranges entered at all times
  • Maintain specimen/registry databases
  • Assist in maintenance of relevant standard operating procedures and working instructions as required

What you bring

  • Demonstrated experience in a health science and/or research setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in biological laboratory techniques.
  • Willingness to work with human blood samples/urine sample
  • Proven self-directed ability to prioritise and process high volume workload whilst paying close attention to accuracy and detail

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Cell culture, flow cytomtery, ELISA, DNA extraction and Biobanking experience


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas. Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need. We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter .

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application .

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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