NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A, Adelaide Medical School

Adelaide, Australia
16 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term position for a period of 12 months

NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher (A) will support excellent research within the Mitochondrial Research Group

We are seeking an Embryologist with experience in oocyte micromanipulation to undertake oocyte in vitro culture, mitochondrial supplementation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo culture.

The Mitochondrial Research Group aims to understand how the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interact during development in order that cells, tissues and organs function effectively. Funded by the NHMRC, the work of the Group focuses on how eggs, embryos and tumour cells regulate mitochondrial DNA copy number and how this influences the epigenetic status of the cell.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or a Master's degree in a field associated with the biological sciences or biomedicine.
  • Evidence of culturing oocytes in vitro, generating embryos using micromanipulation techniques and culturing pre-implantation embryos in vitro.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience contributing towards conference and seminar papers and submitting publications in research.
  • Evidence of innovative research.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

Learn more at: health.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

You'll find the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 15 October 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jus St John
Professor, Paediatrics & Reproductive Health, Adelaide Medical School
E: jus.stjohn@adelaide.edu.au

For application related enquiries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Human Resources Team

E:  fhshr@adelaide.edu.au

You'll find the link below to find a full selection criteria: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.