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Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 498643
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 Developmental Genetics Research Group is part of the Adelaide Medical School and Robinson Research Institute and is focused on innovative applications of CRISPR genome editing technology to generate mouse models of disease and to develop new therapeutic approaches.  The Laboratory is led by Professor Paul Thomas, who is also Director of the South Australian Genome Editing (SAGE) facility. SAGE is a joint University/South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) core facility that generates mouse models for researchers across Australia.

Working under general direction and located at SAHMRI, the Research Officer will be responsible for supporting research experiments, the preparation of research data and the provision of technical and administration support to both the Developmental Genetics laboratory and SAGE.

Salary: HEO5 ($69,262 - $77,057) 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:

  • Proficiency in laboratory procedures for medical research
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory protocols, including PCR and working with mouse models.
  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheet software applications.
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Completion of a relevant degree without subsequent relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant work 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 Professor Paul Thomas email:

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Closing date: 27 May 2018 , 11:55 pm  ACST

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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