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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 496751
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Exciting and dynamic team

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. Comprised of five schools and a number of disciplines, research centres and institutes, the faculty is focused on education excellence and innovative research in the health sciences.

The Adelaide Medical School encompasses the disciplines of General Practice, Medical Sciences, Medical Specialities, Paediatrics and Reproductive health, Rural Health and Surgical Specialties. It is one of five schools in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is made up of academics, researchers and clinical titleholders.

The Neuroimmunopharmacology group, within the Adelaide Medical School, is part of a vibrant and multidisciplinary research environment at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). CNBP brings together physicists, chemists and biologists to pursue fundamental science at the intersection of nanoscience, photonics and biomolecular science to create new paradigms for probing molecular processes within living systems.

This role is responsible for the delivery of CNBP research in the area of Neuroimmunopharmacology, within the ‘Origins of sensing’ biological challenge.The CNBP Research Assistant should have a strong background in studies of cell signalling using molecular, cellular and biochemical methods, including cell culture, recombinant expression systems, preparative and analytical techniques, electrophoresis, PCR, DNA analysis and microscopy. Specific expertise of the innate immune system, intracellular signalling and small animal handling would be an advantage.

Salary: (HE05) $67,262 - $75,057 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This six month fixed-term contract is available immediately with the possibility of extension.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Experience working within a tertiary institution or large organisation
  • Experience and understanding of research operations
  • Experience in molecular, cellular and biochemical methods, including cell culture, recombinant expression systems, preparative and analytical techniques, electrophoresis, PCR, DNA analysis and microscopy.
  • Knowledge of the innate immune system and experience in intracellular signalling and small animal handling would be an advantage.
  • Experience and understanding of quality assurance programs
  • Proficient in the use of computer software and experience in the use of standard MS-Office software tools, graphical and statistical analysis packages
  • Completion of a health science or science degree without subsequent relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Melodee Trebilcock, Partnerships, Business Development & Events Manager, telephone: 8313 2981 or email: mel.trebilcock@adelaide.edu.au

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Closing date: 26 May 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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