ACRF INCITe Imaging Specialist / Facility Manager

New South Wales (AU)
$113,400 + 14% super + salary packaging
01 Mar 2023
30 Apr 2023
Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research brings together world-leading clinicians and basic and translational researchers to break down barriers between traditional scientific disciplines and find solutions to disease.



The Garvan Institute’s ACRF INCITe Centre Imaging Specialist – Facility Manager will oversee all aspects of use, training, maintenance and resources within the Centre. The position will be embedded within the Phan and Timpson lab and will participate in individual Research and Development of new intravital imaging methods and techniques. This role will report to the Co-Directors of the ACRF INCITe centre Prof Tri Phan & Prof Paul Timpson.


Salary: $113,400 + 14% super + salary packaging

Employment Type: 1 year term contract



  • Generous salary packaging to save you income tax on your wages thereby boosting your monthly take home pay (max. $15,900 general expenses + $2,650 meals/accom)

  • Ample opportunities for on-going training and development

  • Stimulating, diverse and highly international research environment

  • Flexible work arrangements e.g. location, start / finish times etc

  • 18 weeks paid parental leave for both parents including paid superannuation

  • A range of additional leave types to meet your personal needs including cultural leave, conference leave, community service and study leave

  • Discounted Health Insurance

  • Lifestyle discounts with our community partners



The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual training for internal and external researchers of all levels on imaging equipment within the INCITe centre;

  • Provide individual training for researchers on image analysis platforms (Imaris, FIJI, FLIMFit etc)

  • Contribute to and participate in ongoing R&D projects at the INCITe centre;

  • Co-ordinate and contribute to investigations to troubleshoot and improve existing processes, methods and workflows within the INCITe centre;

  • Facilitate and manage experimental design independently and in collaboration with researchers, interpret and report results;

  • Manage and co-ordinate technical enquiries including project scoping for internal and external researchers;

  • Implement Quality Control protocols relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment and document policies and procedures;

  • Successful contribution to research projects resulting in authorship of published articles in refereed journals, books, conference papers / reports and other research publications

  • Contribution to productive research outcomes in team and collaborative projects resulting in mid-authorships on scientific publications

  • Supervision of research students and junior research staff

  • Contribution to Garvan’s organisation and management through membership of committees, participation in training and mentoring programs and other activities to promote a culture of research excellence and collegiality



The key skills and experience of a Senior Research Officer include:

  • Shall possess a PhD degree in a relevant area of science

  • Previous experience as a Research Scientist (desirable)

  • Advanced knowledge on how to complete techniques including but not limited to multiphoton, FLIM, FRET, adaptive optics, intravital imaging.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience using and training of the following equipment: Multiphoton, confocal, TIRF, widefield fluorescence and slide scanners, other systems to apply.

  • Advanced knowledge of image analysis platforms including script writing (Fiji, Imaris etc)

  • Experience in the maintenance of microscopy equipment

  • Ability to identify, develop and review operating procedures

  • Strong understanding of all laboratory procedures and safe operating procedures

  • Experience in handling hazardous waste

  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills with the ability to organize and prioritise work

  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain internal and external working relationships

  • Highly developed attention to detail and demonstrated ability to keep accurate records

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well and flexibly in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders

  • Experience in managing budgets (desirable)

  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills (desirable)



The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is an independent Medical Research Institute (MRI) in Sydney, delivering scientific and clinical impact on a global basis and in partnership with organisations that share our vision. We are proud to be one of Australia’s largest and most highly regarded MRI’s.


Our vision is global leadership in discoveries to impact and our enduring purpose is to impact human health, by harnessing information encoded in our genome.


We seek to see our world-class discovery research achieve life-changing impacts, not only for individual patients with rare diseases, but for the many thousands affected by complex, common disease.


Garvan promotes a diverse workplace and is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.



To apply for this position, please submit your application with a CV and cover letter as one document, stating why you are interested in this role. Please apply with this link: