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Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 497976
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Full-time, fixed term position until December 2018

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 Acute Care Medicine, Adelaide Rural Clinical School, Anatomy and Pathology, General Practice, Medicine, Medical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Surgery. 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. 

The Zinc and Cardiovascular Research Group is NHMRC funded and is focused on improving the clinical management of cardiovascular disease, through the development of new treatment strategies and more accurate and non-invasive markers of disease.  The group is investigating the role of the major dietary metal zinc in the blood vessels and vascular disease.

Working under general direction and located at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research, the Research Officer will be responsible for providing technical and research assistance and administration support to the Zinc and Cardiovascular Research Group, with collaborative links to researchers in the Adelaide Medical School, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and Monash University.

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 until December 2018

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Proficiency in laboratory procedures for medical research
  • Experience in laboratory protocols and technical procedures, including cell and tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, q-PCR, western blotting and quantitative analysis of data
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet software application, databases and image analysis software
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures

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 Dr Peter Zalewski, University Senior Research Fellow, email:

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Closing date:  11.55pm, 24 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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