Research Assistant, Molecular Signalling Laboratory, Research Level ARA

Adelaide, Australia
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA Cancer Institute located on North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Full-time, fixed term contract up to 30 December 2020
  • Salary range: $69,369 - $93,569 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

The Molecular Signalling Laboratory is a leading biomedical research laboratory examining the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression, with a strong program in developing new therapeutic options based on this information.

As the Research Assistant, you will contribute to grant-funded research under the broad direction of the Head: Molecular Signalling Laboratory in order to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses. The project involves studies aimed at understanding the molecular regulation and targeting of sphingolipid metabolism in cancer and other diseases.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this research position, you will have an Honours degree in biological sciences along with experience in lipid biology, analysis by high performance liquid chromatography, culture and manipulation of human cells.

To be successful in this position, you will have the ability to report and conduct research in industry-related, contract research programs. You will also have experience presenting research to stakeholders including the preparation of papers for high quality publications or posters for conference presentations.

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 #1824.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 26 June 2019

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

How to apply:

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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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