Research Associate, Gene Regulation Section, Research Level ARAS

Adelaide, Australia
$85,680 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology located at the Health and Innovation Building, City West campus
  • Full time, three (3) year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $85,680 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

The Research Associate will contribute to grant-funded research under the broad direction of the Head, Gene Regulation Section, in order to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses. The project involves investigating the functions of circular RNAs, their interactions with microRNAs, and their involvement in cancer.

Skills and Experience

You will have previous experience in research on microRNAs in cancer, demonstrated by high quality publication.  Experience with molecular biology techniques including molecular cloning, luciferase reporter assays, RNA immunoprecipitation will also need to be demonstrated.

High level organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, with a collaborative approach to research will ensure success in this position.

A postgraduate qualification in molecular biology or a related discipline. Including demonstrated participation in relevant areas of research and knowledge of literature involved in, and laboratory procedures relevant to, the research project/s.

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.

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) underpinned by an alliance between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology.  The CCB boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in the state and is recognised as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.

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 Tracey Inglis, 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 #1467.

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 3 December 2018

Note: appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. Click here to see more benefits of working for UniSA.

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