Grant Funded Researcher (B)

Job no: 513286
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level B

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

Fixed term, full time position available for 12 months with a possibility to extend.

A postdoctoral research fellow position (Level A or B, depending on the applicant’s track record and capability) is available to work with Dr Yannan Yang, who is establishing his Biomaterials and Immune Engineering Laboratory in the South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI). The successful candidate will lead a project on developing novel biomaterials for systemic or local delivery of therapeutics for boosting cancer immunotherapy.   

For the candidate, this will involve prodigious training opportunities:

  • Access to core equipment such as imaging, flow cytometry etc.
  • The chance to forge collaborations with experts in diverse fields at the Adelaide biomedical precinct.
  • Ample professional, scientific and mentoring opportunities to develop into a highly visible future leader in their own right.
  • The opportunity to establish themselves in a new institute and to have a profound impact on the research environment.

The position stresses the importance of working in a healthy and inclusive environment (equality and diversity are critical to outside-the-box thinking!), and acquiring the skills needed to succeed in science, such as balancing the creative spark with rigorous self-critique. We have the ambitious goal of having a profound impact, not just on the science but also on the individuals we work with. If this sounds like you or the person you want to be, please apply!

To be successful you will need: 

  • A PhD in biomedical engineering, pharmaceutics, materials chemsitry, nanobiotechnology or relevant fields. 
  • Excellent publication record.
  • Experience in biomaterials/nanoparticles-based drug delivery. Experience in preparing lipid nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles or hydrogels is preferred.
  • Experience in cell culture and animal works, and skills in performing flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, western-blot etc.
  • Capability to conduct research independently, including experimental design, execution, data analysis and manuscript writing.

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.

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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, 10 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 Yannan Yang
Head of Biomaterials and Immune Engineering Laboratory, Tumour Inflammation and Immunotherapy Program, South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI)

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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