Research Officer

Job no: 507091
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

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(HEO5) $72,832 to $80,983 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full-time position until December 2024

Located in the Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, the Vascular Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum Group studies mechanisms regulating vascular adaptations during pregnancy, with a focus on uterine artery function and placental development, as well as offspring and postpartum cardiovascular health following a complicated pregnancy.

We are seeking a Research Officer with vascular biology skills to provide technical, research and administrative support to the Vascular Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum Group to ensure smooth and successful performance of the research program.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Practical experience in conducting experiments in mice and rats, with knowledge in animal ethics.
  • Demonstrated skills in fine dissection of small resistance blood vessels and wire myography. 
  • Knowledge in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and materials, including disposal of waste and ordering supplies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines by setting priorities.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 27 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Alison Care
Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, School of Biomedicine
P: +61 (8) 8313 1504

For application related enquiries, contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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

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