Grant-Funded Researcher (B) - SAiGENCI

Job no: 512720
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level B

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(Level A) $75,888 to $102,040 or  (Level B) $107,276 to $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 2 year with a possibility to extend.

About the project: We are seeking a highly motivated Structural Biologist to lead projects aiming to understand the structure and function of chromatin-associated complexes involved in gene repression.

About Us: We are a very young, dynamic and international team at South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI), University of Adelaide. The Zhang lab is well-supported, with funding from a generous start-up package as well as external grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). For more details about our newly established lab, please visit our website: https://www.qizhang-lab.com/

Available Resources: The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities at Adelaide Microscopy, including multiple transmission electron microscopes (TEM) such as a Glacios 200 kV Cryo-TEM. Additionally, resources available include the Phoenix high-performance computing (HPC), Bragg Crystallography facility, and Adelaide Proteomics Centre. Our collaboration with Monash University further extends our access to advanced 300 kV Titan Krios and Helios 5 UX cryo-FIBSEM. 

To be successful you will need: 

  • A Ph.D. in protein biochemistry, structural biology or relevant fields with an excellent publication record. 
  • Extensive biochemistry experience, specifically in expressing and purifying large multi-subunit protein complexes, and analyzing them through in vitro methods.
  • Extensive experience in structural biology techniques, especially with cryo-EM. This includes sample preparation, data collection, computational analysis, and 3D structure determination of protein macromolecules.
  • Experience in cellular tomography workflows for EM analysis of cells and tissues (highly advantageous expertise but not required).
  • Experience in the structural, biochemical, and biophysical study of interactions between DNA/RNA/chromatin and protein (highly advantageous expertise but not required).

About EMBL Australia

Australia is the first Associate Member of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). EMBL is an international research organisation that fosters excellence by providing a highly collaborative environment that benefits the research of all its scientists, whether at the graduate, post-doctoral or group leader level.

A key initiative of the associate membership is an EMBL Partnership Programme established in 2010, entitled ‘EMBL Australia Partner Laboratory Network’ (PLN). The partnership aims to seed a dynamic, highly collaborative culture across Australia, conducting research of the highest international standing. The successful candidate will exhibit a strong motivation to work in the multidisciplinary and collaborative environment of the PLN and a willingness to grasp the opportunity to interact with many other research groups across the network. The candidate will also have an opportunity to participate in the activities of the PLN's various programs such as scientific summit and student programs aimed to raise scientific excellence.

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.

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.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

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.

Learn more at: health.adelaide.edu.au

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, 3rd March 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Qi Zhang
EBML-Australia Group Leader in the Cancer Epigenetics Program at the South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute – SAiGENCI.
E: qi.zhang@adelaide.edu.au

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 committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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