Research Fellow - Experimental Therapeutics (Level BRF)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 16 Nov 2022

  • Based in UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences at the City West campus
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $104,838 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

At UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences we are addressing society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research excellence.

Reporting to the Professor / Head: Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory, the Research Fellow will implement and conduct high quality scientific research and report on research outcomes in line with the objectives of the Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory.

You will actively contribute to the translation of research findings, generate competitive grant applications and publications, and foster national and international collaborations.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

At UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences we are addressing society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research excellence. One of seven Academic Units, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, medical sciences, laboratory medicine, and food and nutrition science with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Undertake research activities related to the Research Group’s projects, independently and/or as a member of a team, which result in high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, communications to industry partners and presentations at scientific conferences and other research forums
  • Prepare and communicate research methodology, analysis and conclusions for the purposes of project reporting and evaluation according to University principles of research integrity and requirements of industry partners
  • Keep abreast of the scientific literature and developments in the field directly relevant to the Research Group
  • Identify and conceptualise research proposals for development and funding through external sources and competitive funding schemes
  • Contribute to and/or prepare future funding applications including, but not limited to, Category 1 project funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Prepare peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers for submission

Essential Skills and Experience
  • A PhD in immunology (cellular, molecular, or viral) and/or molecular biology
  • Demonstrated academic and/or industry experience in immunology (cellular, molecular, or viral) and/or molecular biology commensurate with opportunity
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, plan, execute and document research projects.
  • Demonstrated high-level qualitative and quantitative analytical skill.
  • Demonstrated leadership of staff and/or student activities in a research environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills

Desirable Skills and Experience
  • Contemporary applied gene editing experience
  • Contemporary functional expertise in applied bioinformatics
  • Applied skills in quantitative flow cytometry, qPCR, and ELISA
  • Experience in virus production/purification/quantitation protocols
  • Experience in animal and/or human ethical and regulatory frameworks


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%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

Enquiries can be directed in confidence to Dr Kerrilyn Diener, Associate Research Professor via email or contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4323.

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 16 November 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.


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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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