Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Senior Laboratory Assistant

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Research Support1 (RS1)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient location, close to transport
  • Full-time Position

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff to thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

This position assists Core Services in various aspects of the management of laboratories within CCI. This includes but is not limited to the support of all researchers through maintenance, supply management and waste disposal.


The Senior Laboratory Support Assistant works in a support team, and closely with various stakeholders throughout the Institute. This role is required to follow all relevant policies and procedures related to the use of CCI laboratories as well as adherence to WHS policies and procedures as they directly relate to the labs.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist and advise the Core Services team where required to ensure the smooth and efficient running of CCI’s laboratories
  • Participate in cleaning of all labs and general laboratory housekeeping
  • General stocking and ordering of consumables
  • Preparation and stocking of all standard supply materials correctly and on time
  • Facilitating any technician visits for equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Participating in the development of good relationships with the researchers and external suppliers, working with them to ensure all problems are resolved
  • Maintaining PC2/Cytotoxic waste streams in accordance with regulations
  • Collect deliveries for the Core Services team as required
  • Collect and process Linen as required
  • Assist Research and Core Services as necessary
  • Any other duties as required by the Lab Support Officer and Core Services Manager according to competencies

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Tertiary qualifications (e.g. TAFE, BSc) in science or relevant experience
  • Experience in the day-to-day operation of a biomedical laboratory
  • Knowledge of PC2 behavioural requirements highly regarded
  • Knowledge of WHS
  • Inventory Management experience
  • Team player
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills


This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.