Research Assistant, Division of Health Sciences, Level ARA

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Adelaide, Australia
Nov 27, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 19, 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the UniSA Cancer Research Institute located North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Full-time, twelve (12) month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $69,369 - $93,569 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

The UniSA Cancer Research Institute is looking for a Research Assistant with a strong commitment to cancer research and drug discovery to contribute to research under the broad direction of the Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in order to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses. You will support a project involving medicinal chemistry and drug discovery of kinase inhibitors for treating cancers.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will hold an honours degree in chemistry, paired with a minimum two years of relevant work experience in CDK-targeted medicinal chemistry, ideally within the field of CDK-targeted drug discovery.

You will have excellent experimental skills and techniques in heterocyclic chemistry and structural characterisation and competent in recording, analysing and presenting research to stakeholders including the ability to produce high quality publications.

If you are an excellent communicator, highly organised and can work both independently and part of a multi-disciplinary research team, apply now!

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2139.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 19 January 2020

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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