Deputy Lab Manager Position Description

Cartherics is a new, privately owned biotechnology company, focused on developing cutting edge technologies to empower the immune system to specifically target and eradicate cancer. The focus technology is the ground-breaking technology: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cells (CAR-T), which have a profound ability to seek and destroy cancer cells. The company has 15 full-time research staff, administration and expert consultant members and is closely linked to the Hudson Institute of Medical Research. It is supported by strong private investment and a Commonwealth Government CRC-P Grant to develop a next generation immune-stem cell therapy “as an off the shelf” product for treating ovarian cancer. The company’s labs and offices arelocated in the MHTP Building, next to the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, 27-31 Wright Street, Clayton 3168. See

Cartherics is seeking a Deputy Laboratory Manager/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellow as a key position in its very active research and development program. The successful applicant will have an intense desire to succeed in a competitive environment and relish the challenge of helping to identify and implement new technologies and equipment, the rewards will be substantial.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Chief Scientific Officer of Cartherics and work in close daily contact with Cartherics’ Senior Laboratory Manager, as well as the company CEO, COO and EA.

They will have at least a postgraduate degree such as a PhD in Biosciences or Biomedical Science or equivalent and extensive laboratory experience in the stem cell and immunology-based research environment. In particular, they will:

  1. have hands-on skills at the laboratory bench level including handling of human and animal tissues, so that they he/she can not only have a better appreciation of the researchers needs to ensure smooth running of the laboratory environment, but also participate and lead in experiments where possible. For example, to be a key researcher in the in vivo mouse experiments on the role of killer cells to attack transplanted human tumours;
  2. have a strong background in understanding the equipment and technologies required for cutting edge immunology (especially cell based and cytokines) and stem cell research and interfacing with relevant suppliers;
  3. provide informed and expert advice in relation to experimental planning and technologies available as relevant;
  4. have experience in resourcing, evaluating, ordering, implementing and maintaining a broad range of laboratory reagents and equipment;
  5. have experience in ethics, OHS and other regulations relevant to medical research;
  6. ensure PC2 guideline adherence, waste management and safety;
  7. understand the requirements and confidentialities for corporate funded research;
  8. be able to liaise with a broad range of personnel from students to senior researchers and upper level corporate Management;
  9. have direct supervisory responsibility for more junior technical staff members in the scientific area;
  10. have organisational skills required for data management, meetings and documentation of standard operating procedures;
  11. will have proficiency in a wide range of IT hardware and software packages and skills in electronic lab data book systems and general computer management;
  12. help facilitate researchers and staff to access relevant systems and training opportunities.

Anticipated Salary Range $80,000-120,000 plus superannuation and other statutory benefits.

Resumes  with referees and a covering letter noting suitability for this role are to be sent to Karen Loudon or preferably apply through

Closing date Monday 13 July 2020.