Research Associate, Level ARAS

Adelaide, Australia
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Future Industries Institute at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, 12-month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $88,851 - $95,253 (plus superannuation)

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research, and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

About the Role

The Research Associate will contribute to the research effort of the Future Industries Institute. In particular, research for the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Research Partnership grant titled ‘Development of a systemic antibody therapy for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa’ aiming to develop an effective new treatment for patients with EB.

Core Responsibilities

  • Conduct research in collaboration with industry
  • Design and perform in vitro and in vivo antibody characterisation studies
  • Draft reports for submission to project stakeholders
  • Provide advice and guidance to the postgraduate, internship, and visiting students
  • Prepare or contribute to the preparation of referred journal publications, conferences, and seminar papers
  • Active involvement in meetings, and attendance at conferences and seminars relevant to the research project

Skills and Experience


  • A PhD degree in cell biology in conjunction with relevant research experience
  • Experience in antibody engineering and characterisation
  • Experience in vivo wound models including their analysis using histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • A record of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • High level communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively in a diverse research team

Highly Desirable:

  • Evidence of leading innovation and creativity, leading to intellectual property or other tangible research outcomes
  • Experience working with industry on strategic basic and applied research


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Amy Ryan, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 2688.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Friday 15 January 2021

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.

Please note the University will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. 

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