Grant-Funded Researcher (B) - SAiGENCI

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Feb 2024

2 Feb 2024
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Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Feb 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

(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 years with a possibility to extend.

About the project: We are seeking a highly motivated Molecular and Cell Biologist to lead mechanistic studies in epigenetic regulation. The focus of these studies is to understand how chromatin-modifying complexes regulate gene expression and their implications in cancer.

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:

Available Resources: The successful candidate will have ON-SITE ACCESS to core equipment for epigenetics such as imaging, flow cytometry, NGS sequencer, etc. Additionally, resources available include the Phoenix high-performance computing (HPC), Adelaide Microscopy, Adelaide Proteomics Centre, South Australia Genome Editing Facility (SAGE) etc.

To be successful you will need: 

  • A Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, epigenetics or relevant fields with an excellent publication record. 
  • Extensive experience in molecular biology and genomics techniques, particularly in studying transcription and epigenetic regulation using mammalian cell lines. Key techniques include IP, IP-MS, ChIP-seq, ATAC-Seq, CUT&RUN/Tag, RNA-seq, RIP, etc.
  • Proven experience in genome editing and genomic engineering using mammalian cell lines.
  • Experience in genetic screens, working with stem cells and mouse models, and knowledge of developmental biology and cancer biology (highly advantageous expertise but not required).
  • Skill in coding (R and/or Python) and familiarity with working on Linux-based clusters (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.

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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 link below 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, 3 February 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
EMBL - Australia - Group Leader at SAiGENCI
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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