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Technical Assistant

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Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO3

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • NHMRC Funded study
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants only

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 clinical components of the University's undergraduate medical program are taught through the school with activities at four major hospitals in the state. The school offers a vibrant, intellectual environment in which to work.

This role within the Discipline of Pharmacology is working on the NHMRC funded project 'Personalised Medicines for Aboriginal People'. It will work with the investigators to document all sampling logging, preparation of DNA, laboratory training and assist with technical aspects of this large scale human genetic study that aims to identify common medicine-related genetic variability in Aboriginal people

Salary: (HEO3) $51,941 - $59,214 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position: This 12 month fixed-term contract is available from June 2017.

Eligibility Criteria: “The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/ equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1983 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Demonstrated high level of organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing arithmetic and elementary algebra.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain focus and attention to detail for long periods is desirable.
  • A knowledge of basic scientific terminology (desirable).
  • Demonstrated skill in performing operations with units such as grams, milligrams, molar, litres and millilitres is desirable.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment (desirable).

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Daniel Barratt, NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Officer, email:

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Closing date: 30 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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