Grant-Funded Researcher A, Adelaide Medical School

Adelaide, Australia
26 May 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $88,286 to $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term, full time position available to 31 July 2021.  Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated (0.8FTE)

Support an ongoing program of research into cellular therapies for solid cancers, including support of an open phase I clinical CAR-T cell trial

An opportunity has arisen for an early career researcher to join the Translational Oncology Laboratory. The Laboratory works collaboratively between university and hospital based researchers and has a strong focus on progressing immune-based therapies to early phase clinical trials in cancer patients. There will be the opportunity to develop an independent research project focused on CAR-NKT cell therapy for the treatment of gliobastoma.

The successful applicant will be confident working independently, while providing in-lab supervision to postgraduate students. Experience with tissue culture of primary human cells, multi-parameter flow cytometry, small animal models of cancer and molecular biology will be considered favourably.

To be successful you will need:

  • An Honours degree or higher qualifications (PhD is desired) or equivalent research experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards research relevant to the particular field of study/interest
  • Experience in contributing towards producing conference and seminar papers and submitting publications in research
  • Evidence in being involved in professional activities
  • Ability to perform administrative functions primarily connected with the area of 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.

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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.

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Please address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 25 June 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Tessa Gargett Adjunct Fellow, Adelaide Medical School E:

For application related enquiries, please contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Human Resources Team

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.