Scientist – Immunologist – Crux Biolabs

Date Posted – 11 May 2021

Melbourne – Eastern Suburbs
Healthcare & Medical – Clinical/Medical Research
Full Time – Apply Here

About the role

We are looking for a scientist to join our growing team. We expect the scientist in this position to be proficient in a range of cell-based methods which should include:

  • isolation of PBMC from whole blood (preferably some experience with human blood);
  • cryopreservation and thawing of cells;
  • in vitro cell culture with primary cells; and
  • multi-parameter flow cytometry.

The ideal candidate will be able to contribute valuable skills to a wide range of contract research projects for a range of clinical and pre-clinical clients. The scientist position also involves experiment planning and administration, data analysis, reporting, and potentially some customer facing duties. It is expected that you would spend 70% of your time working on clients’ contract research projects, 20% in business activities and 10% on Quality-related documentation.

Benefits and perks

The contract is for a permanent and on-going position. The salary offered will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Crux Biolabs is a specialist immunology contract research service that contributes to clinical and pre-clinical studies. Our team of scientists are experts at customizing biomarker detection and cell assays for a range of vaccine and pharma clients, mainly focused on infectious disease and oncology. Our laboratory in Bayswater, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, is accredited by NATA to ISO/IEC 17025.

Our range of services include:

  • PBMC processing and in vitro cell culture
  • ELISAs, including kit development & validation
  • Biomarker multiplex panels (Luminex)
  • Flow cytometry

Crux Biolabs’ current team has a wide range of immunology expertise, which we use collaboratively to work with local and international organizations to help them reach their clinical, pre-clinical and R&D goals. We offer a safe, supportive and flexible workplace that promotes innovation and professional development. Crux Biolabs has achieved significant growth in recent years, so you could have a large impact on the future direction of Crux Biolabs’ contract research services if you join now.

Skills and experience

Please limit your resume to 2 pages.

In your cover letter, you must address how your previous experience relates to the requested skills, below.


  • At least 6 months’ experience performing PBMC processing, cryopreservation and thawing.
    • You must provide details of:
      • Which isolation techniques you’ve used on human blood;
      • How many months’ or years’ experience and when the experience was; and
      • The maximum number of blood samples manually processed within one week.
  • In vitro (and/or ex vivo) cell culture methods.
  • Multi-parameter flow cytometry.
  • Ability to work in Australia, commencing in the next 3 months. We are keen for the preferred candidate to start promptly.


  • At least 5 years bench experience.
  • Methodological with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Nice to have:, but not essential:

  • ELISA and/or multiplex immunoassay, or ELISpot experience.
  • Experience working in a quality-controlled environment, preferably an accredited facility following ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15289, GLP or similar.


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