Research Associate (ARAS)

University of South Australia
May 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,929
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology at the City West campus

  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2027
  • Starting salary: $96,929 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    The Research Associate will contribute to Federal Government (NHMRC) funded research under the broad direction of the Head of the Tissue Architecture and Organ Function Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses.

    The project involves using high-content multiphoton FRET confocal microscopy, patient-derived glioma organoids, and tumour biopsy analysis to identify and test new molecular targets and their potential for developing new therapies for brain cancer.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    About the Centre for Cancer Biology

    The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is an alliance between the University of South Australia and CALHN and is co-located with other cancer-focussed researchers within a purpose-built building in Adelaide's Biotech and Medical Precinct. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease and is a recognised hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • A postgraduate qualification in cell biology, cancer cell biology, cancer metabolism, neuroscience, fluorescence lifetime imaging, or related discipline
  • Experience - as demonstrated in the track record of publications and PhD/Master Thesis work - in (i) the culture and genetic manipulation (CRISPR/Cas9) of: human cell lines/iPSC/organoids/explant cultures, (ii) immunofluorescence, analysis of tissue sections, (iii) whole mount or whole organoid imaging, (iv) multimodal multicolour microscopy (confocal, multiphoton, FRET, FLIM), bioinformatics and image analysis skills
  • Demonstrated participation in relevant areas of research and knowledge of literature involved in, and laboratory procedures relevant to, the origin and causes of cancer, especially brain cancer, and the contribution of tumour microenvironment to the response of tumour cells to therapy
  • Demonstrated competency in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders, including preparing papers for high quality publications or posters for conference presentations
  • High-level oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaborate effectively with others in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational skills to manage competing demands and meet project timelines
  • Knowledge of scientific and medical terminology relevant to the research project/s
  • Knowledge of animal ethics guidelines, biosafety requirements and procedures and/or experience in the safe handling of potentially biological hazards, including but not limited to (human and animal) blood, plasma and tissues
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5986.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 5 May 2024

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