Research Fellow (Level BRF)

University of South Australia


September 26, 2022



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  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only

  • Part-time (0.4FTE), fixed term contract from 29 November 2022 to 31 December 2023
  • Commencement Salary: $104,838 pro rata per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    The Research Fellow will implement and conduct high quality scientific research and report on research outcomes in line with the goals and milestones of the Cytokine Receptor Laboratory1, facilitating collaboration and translation of research findings. Specifically, the identification, characterisation and translational development of novel antibodies specific for a mutant form of the CALR protein.

    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.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to planning of research by participating in and organising research planning discussions
  • Contribute to the execution of research by designing, performing and assessing research studies
  • Contribute to the dissemination of new knowledge and concepts arising from research activities by preparing scientific papers
  • Contribute to a safe and ethical working environment by complying with human ethics, animal ethics, privacy and other appropriate guidelines
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Experience, as judged by grants and publications, in relevant areas of research and a substantial knowledge of laboratory procedures relevant to the research project/s
  • Demonstrated previous experience in the generation, analysis, handling, development and characterisation of antibody reagents from a range of different species
  • Demonstrated experience in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders including competency in the preparation of papers for high quality publications or posters for conference presentations
  • Demonstrated previous experience and competency in the management of research projects, collaborations and research governance
  • 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
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on- site gym membership
  • How to Apply

    The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at using job reference number 4399.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 26 September 2022

    To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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