Research Associate, Level ARAS

Adelaide, Australia
$87,280 - $93,569 pro rata per annum (plus super)
04 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based in the Molecular Regulation Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Biology in the UniSA Cancer Research Institute, located at North Terrace, Adelaide
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed term contract until 31 December 2020
  • Salary range: $87,280 - $93,569 (pro rata) per annum, plus super

About the Job

The Molecular Regulation Laboratory has an extensive research program, examining the cellular and molecular biology of disease with a specific interest in cancer biology. As the Research Associate, you will contribute to the planning and execution of research by participating in planning sessions, designing experiments and maintaining records, and drafting reports, abstracts, scientific papers, and documenting research findings.

A key area of interest for the Laboratory is the understanding of the regulation of cellular homeostasis by ubiquitination, and in this role, you will be involved in both the in vivo and in vitro functional analysis of ubiquitin ligases to understand disease pathology.

Skills and Experience

A postgraduate qualification in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry or developmental biology, or a related discipline is essential, as is experience with animal models of disease, ubiquitin ligases and protein ubiquitination, and cellular and molecular biology techniques.  You will also have a comprehensive knowledge of scientific and medical terminology and knowledge of animal ethics guidelines and biosafety requirements and procedures, or experience in the safe handling of potentially biological hazards.

You will also have previous experience in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders, including preparing papers for publication and understanding the literature involved.  Your high level organisational skills, coupled with your ability to collaborate and communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary research environment, will ensure your success in the role.   

UniSA - an environment of intellectual curiosity, learning and research

As a University of Enterprise, the University of South Australia (UniSA) offers a dynamic and agile culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our breadth of activity provides our employees with a wide range of opportunities to grow and pursue new directions in a vibrant, engaging environment that goes beyond traditional limitations.

Our employees are motivated by seeing our graduates as the new professionals driving the national and international agenda through the skills and capabilities they have developed during their studies at UniSA. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We are authentic, resilient, and influential and we deliver results. There is no limit to the experience you can have at UniSA. We want the best people to come to UniSA to do their best work – so come and join us.

What we can offer you

When you join UniSA, we promise to provide you with opportunities that will help you grow your talents and career whilst ensuring you are supported in balancing your daily life with your work. We have a people-focused approach and understand the importance of supporting our staff through various services provided by the university. 

We provide a rich array of leading development programs to build your capability in innovation, leadership teaching and learning, and research.  Our health and wellbeing strategy promotes ways to improve your health and create a sense of personal wellbeing, enabling you to reach your potential in all aspects of your work and personal life.  And we also offer flexible work options to enhance our positive working environment, along with a generous leave entitlement.

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 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 #1849.

Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 16 July 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.

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