Research Assistant/Associate in Chemistry, Level ARA/ARAS

Mawson Lakes, AUstralia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
13 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, two (2) year fixed term contract
  • Based in the School of Engineering, located at Mawson Lakes campus
  • Salary range: $67,769 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

As a key member of the ‘intelligent materials and devices group’ led by Professor Krasimir Vasilev, you will contribute to research aimed at the development of biomedical devices, materials and technologies. You will be involved with an industry focused project that is aimed at generating materials responsive to the presence of bacteria.

You will design and perform a range of experiments, prepare articles and materials for publication, and will also contribute to the teaching activities of the School through the development of research-related materials.

Skills and Experience

A PhD in chemistry, polymer synthesis, biochemistry or a related discipline is essential. Demonstrated experience with a variety of advanced techniques used in chemical analysis, along with a sound understanding of chemical synthesis techniques used in both the aqueous and organic environment is also a key requirement.

In addition, you will also have excellent written communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of your research team.

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 descriptions 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 Jade Windsor, 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 #1735.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Monday 13 May 2019

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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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