Research Associate (OceanOmics Centre, Ocean Genomes Laboratory)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 07 Apr 2022

Job no:509269
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Engineering and Mathematical Sciences


Minderoo OceanOmics Centre 

  • A rare opportunity to work in a high-profile state of the art marine molecular biology laboratory
  • Three-year fixed term full time role. Flexible work arrangements will be considered including part time hours and varied start and finish times
  • Salary range: Level A $72,780 - $97,946 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Minderoo OceanOmics Centre at UWA combines a joint Ocean Genomes Laboratory, an OceanOmics Laboratory, and Computational Biology Services.

Equipped with the latest high-throughput sequencing technology and in collaboration with global partners, the Ocean Genomes Laboratory will generate the largest library of marine vertebrate reference genome information available. All reference genome data will be subject to rigorous QC/QA and all assemblies will be released publicly through open access.

The OceanOmics Centre will be located in the Bayliss Building on the UWA Crawley Campus, OceanOmics staff sharing the building with research and teaching staff primarily from the UWA School of Molecular Sciences and interacting with staff in the UWA Oceans Institute in the nearby IOMRC building.

About the opportunity

As a Research Associate in the Ocean Genomes Laboratory you will join a newly created research group committed to applying modern molecular biological methods to marine research.

Using state-of-the-art molecular biological methods and equipment, you will participate in research relevant to the genomic sequencing of marine vertebrates using high throughput DNA sequencers. Using your familiarity with the whole workflow you will conduct laboratory work to gather new molecular data and undertake field work to collect samples for laboratory processing.

In this important role you will work collaboratively with UWA OceanOmics staff and Minderoo employees and provide expertise within the laboratory particularly in upstream components of the work.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in molecular genetics or genomics or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Relevant experience in a range of laboratory and field techniques related to marine molecular biology/genomics
  • Knowledge of whole genome and high throughput DNA sequencing
  • Track record of research publication relative to opportunity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with highly developed organisational skills

The ability to undertake field work is essential as the successful candidate will be required to travel occasionally for fieldwork or conferences. Flexibility of work hours can be offered.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying:   PD 509269.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria . Please also supply a Resumé and covering letter.

Closing date: 11:55pm AWST, Thursday 7 April 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 


Advertised:24 Mar 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:07 Apr 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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