Research Assistant

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

Job no:513780
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO4

(HE04) $69,043 to $75,677 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 12 months.

The Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Group is interested in understanding chronic rhinosinusitis and head and neck cancers. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Group is taking research from bench to bedside investigating mechanisms of disease progression for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and also include the identification and validation of new treatment strategies using cutting-edge in vitro and in vivo techniques.

Located at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and working under general direction of senior staff members, the Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting in several research activities within the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Group to ensure smooth and successful performance of the research program.

This position involves assisting in the coordination and execution of key experimental procedures in the ENT laboratory.

The incumbent must be able to work with human and animal tissues, carrying out various immunology, cell biology, and microbiology assays.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Familiarity or commitment to work with clinical research projects including working collaboratively with researchers and key internal and external stakeholders. This includes ability to travel across different hospital sites.
  • Experience in working in the laboratory with human and animal tissues and blood with knowledge in immunological assays (such as FACS analysis), microbiological assays, cell culture and sequencing techniques highly valued.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills including being meticulous in carrying out research protocols and recording keeping.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products and data entry, further programming or statistics capabilities also highly valued.

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, 3rd April 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:

Kevin Aaron Fenix, PhD
Breast Cancer SA Mid-Career Research Fellow
P: +61 (8) 82226524
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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