Graduate Research Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$73,982 – $81,999 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • An opportunity to be part of the Western Australian Cancer Single Cell initiative which is using single cell, single nuclei and spatial transcriptomic profiling to characterize hundreds of tumour samples kindly donated by patients around Perth
  • Level 5, full-time appointment on a two-year fixed term basis
  • Base salary range: $73,982 – $81,999 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

UWA’s Medical School brings together the brightest students, experienced clinicians and committed researchers to unlock the greatest health challenges of our day. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Medical School is an infinite source of teaching and learning for individuals who share our goal of delivering better health outcomes today and into the future.

This position is based within the Systems Biology and Genomics Laboratory, led by Professor Alistair Forrest, and is part of the UWA Centre for Medical Research.

The Forrest lab is comprised of molecular, cellular and computational biologists, forming a multi-disciplinary team environment undertaking a diverse range of genomics and cancer single cell research. We are leading the Western Australian Cancer Single Cell initiative which is using single cell, single nuclei and spatial transcriptomic profiling to characterize hundreds of tumour samples kindly donated by patients around Perth.

About the opportunity

You will provide a high level of technical support to researchers with responsibility to perform experimental molecular and cellular biology work in a collaborative research program. You will primarily assist in the processing of tumour samples for spatial transcriptomic profiling.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate a relevant degree qualification (preferably a BSc Hons), or an equivalent degree in molecular biology, pathology, lab medicine, biomedical science, genetics, biochemistry, or related fields.

You will also have substantial experience in a tissue sectioning and staining, single cell or spatial transcriptomics, or next generation sequencing, along with competency in standard techniques used in at least one of the following: histopathology, molecular biology or cell biology.

Note: This position requires compliance with Human and Animal Ethics requirements.

About your application

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 23 August 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Alistair Forrest on (08) 6151 0780 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goals.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and is happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. If you have queries in relation to the application process, please contact referencing the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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