Research Officer

The University of Adelaide
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,409 to $86,072
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Working Time:Full time
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(HE05) $77,409 to $86,072 or (HE06) $86,360 to $93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 12 months.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to contribute to ground breaking research at the Adelaide Medical School which is uncovering genetic causes of cerebral palsy.

The Neurogenetics Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group studying genetic causes and underlying molecular mechanisms of epilepsies, intellectual disabilities, autisms and cerebral palsies. This position works within the theme of cerebral palsy genomics, supporting the activities of the cerebral palsy team, and the broader neurogenetics group as required.

Working under general direction, the Research Officer (RO) will play a key role in patient data management and biospecimen handling and cataloguing for the Australian Cerebral Palsy Biobank. They will contribute experimentally to the validation and functional interpretation of genetic variation, as well as providing administrative support for research activities within the cerebral palsy team and the broader Neurogenetics Research Group.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in genetic research, or a related area of medical research.
  • Experience in laboratory protocols and technical procedures, including nucleic acid and protein extraction, cell and tissue culture, PCR, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, western blotting and quantitative analysis of data, and willingness to learn new techniques.
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational, interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a part of a team.
  • Completion of a relevant degree with some subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • This position requires a valid Working with Children Check.

    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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    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, 19 June 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 Clare van Eyk Research Fellow and Co-lead, Australian Cerebral Palsy Biobank, Adelaide Medical School P: +61 (8) 8313 2455 E: [email protected]

    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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