NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A, Embryologist

Adelaide, Australia
17 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $70,346 - $94,588 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate‚Äôs employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed term position for 12 months

We are seeking a researcher with an interest in how nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interact, to undertake research studies involving the culture of oocytes in vitro, the generation of embryos using micromanipulation techniques, and the culture of the preimplantation of embryos in vitro

Led by Professor Jus St John, the overall aim of the Mitochondrial Genetics Group is to understand how the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes interact during development in order that cells, tissues and organs function effectively

To be successful you will need: 

  • Completion of at least four (4) years of tertiary study in the relevant discipline or have equivalent qualifications and research experience
  • Evidence of culturing oocytes in vitro; generating embryos using micromanipulation techniques and culturing preimplantation embryos in vitro
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience contributing towards producing 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 integrity, discovery, excellence, collegiality and respect. 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 six 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

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:


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

Applications close 11:55 pm, 21 March 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jus St John
Adelaide Medical School/Robinson Research Institute
E: jus.stjohn@adelaide.edu.au 

For application related enquiries, contact:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team
E: fhshr@adelaide.edu.au 

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.