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Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 497863
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Exciting successful research group
  • New facilities in the AHMS Building

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.

Programs taught out of the faculty train medical practitioners: surgeons, dentists, nurses and psychologists and other health professionals. The faculty boasts one of the largest concentrations of leading researchers, academic teachers and clinical titleholders working across the areas of health.

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 Ovarian Cell Biology research group is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and organised person to work within the team as a Research Officer. The Ovarian Cell Biology research group is led by Prof Rebecca Robker and Prof Darryl Russell and is based at the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building in the Adelaide biomedical district.

The group is at the forefront of basic science research in reproductive and developmental biology; and is focused on discovering how the ovary generates good quality oocytes and releases them at the right time for fertilization and embryogenesis.

The work is uncovering fundamental new biology that has applications for the development of infertility treatments for women, therapies for optimizing animal reproduction and new contraceptives, as well as important implications for women’s health policies.

Salary: HEO5 $67,262 - $75,057 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Term of position:  This fixed-term contract is available immediately for 12 months.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  1. Experience in a research laboratory, preferably in cell or molecular biology.
  2. Experience in laboratory protocols and technical procedures including, rodent tissue collection, molecular biology techniques, histological and microscopy techniques.
  3. Experience in working with animals.
  4. Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures.
  5. Excellent analytical skills and meticulous organisational and record keeping skills.

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 Rebecca Robker, email:

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Closing date: 18th January 2018

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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