Research Manager - Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Nov 2021

Job no:506128
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO8, Management

(HEO8) $100,261 to $112,481 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, full-time position available for three years.

An exciting opportunity in the newly established Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics

The Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE) is a newly established centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences focusing on epigenetic research and cell fate, which will include research in development, reprogramming and cancer. The Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics will be associated with the recently established South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI) which will be the state's world-class cancer research institute.

Working directly with Professor Jose Polo, the inaugural director of the Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE), we are seeking an experienced Research Manager who will be responsible for the monitoring and facilitation of research projects, support the governance structure and day to day laboratory and administrative operations of the Polo Laboratory and the Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics.

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience in laboratory management, including adherence to sound practices such as project planning, executing plans, monitoring and reporting, achieving milestones and managing relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cell biology work (preferably stem cell biology) or biochemistry; and the organisation of cellular and reagents stocks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including; report writing, budgets, presentations, publications, grant and ethics applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in working collegially as part of a team and effectively communicating with people at all levels within a large organisation.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise work and work independently.

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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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, 25 November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jose Polo

Director, Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics, SAiGENCI


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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