Research Officer

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Oct 2020

Job no:504659
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO5

(HEO5) $71,756 to $79,786 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed term, full-time position available for 12 months

Led by Dr Lisa Nicholas, research interests of this group include interest in understanding how a sub-optimal maternal metabolic environment, both before and during pregnancy, programs disadvantage in the offspring leading to health effects that persist along the life course. In particular, the group is interested in understanding mechanisms driving maternal programming of sex-specific differences in pancreatic islet function and how this is related to type 2 diabetes risk in the offspring.

We are seeking an experienced Research Officer who will provide technical, research and administrative support to our researchers to ensure smooth and successful performance of an NHMRC funded project. We are seeking an individual with a strong background in medical research work and who has a keen interest in metabolic research.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proficiency in laboratory procedures for medical research using animal models and cell lines.
  • Familiarity with laboratory management and safety procedures.
  • High level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines with an ability to prioritise tasks.

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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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 six 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 want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 29 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Lisa Nicholas
NHMRC Externally Funded Research Fellow, Adelaide Medical School

For application related enquiries, contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Human Resources Team
P: +61 (8) 8313 8171

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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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