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, full time position for a period of 12 months

Postdoctoral Research position supporting excellent research in the Neurogenetics Laboratory

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher for our research efforts towards developing human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuronal models of genetic intellectual disabilities and epilepsies.

The Neurogenetics Laboratory studies primarily genetic but also epigenetic origins of intellectual disabilities, autisms, epilepsies and cerebral palsies that affect up to one in seven children worldwide.  The Neurogenetics Group has built, in addition to the precision genomics capability, functional genomics capacity to investigate molecular mechanisms of genetic mutations in patient-derived cells, stem cell-based approaches and animal models.

To be successful you will need:

  • Completion of a PhD in developmental biology, genetics, physiology or a related field or have equivalent qualifications or research experience.
  • Evidence of contributions towards research relevant to stem cell biology, in particular human iPSC technologies and developmental neuroscience.
  • Experience in stem cell culture, in-vitro neuronal differentiation, molecular biology, CRISPR technologies and immunofluorescence-confocal microbiology.
  • Evidence of contributing towards producing conference and seminar papers and submitting publications in research.
  • Demonstrated ability working in a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently.

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 Jozef Gecz
Lead Researcher, Neurogenetics Group
E: jozef.gecz@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.