Research Associate / Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Precision Health (Level ARAS / BRF)

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Salary
$93,165 (Level ARAS) or $104,784 (Level BRF) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Posted
15 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2022
Ref
CHS_4355_R_E
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Based in the UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Building, City West campus
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term contract
  • Commencement Salary: $93,165 (Level ARAS) or $104,784 (Level BRF) per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

This position is an exciting opportunity to join Australian Centre for Precision Health and to work with world leading researchers including Professor Elina Hypponen, Associate Professor Hong Lee and Associate Professor Beben Benyamin.

Their research seeks to develop and apply new genetic methods for causality testing and risk prediction, providing an opportunity to collaborate on various projects with colleagues in leading institutions around the world.

This position will offer the opportunity to work at all levels of research from establishing research questions through to high quality research outputs.

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.

UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in the fields of nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, medical sciences, laboratory medicine, and food and nutrition science with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.

The healthcare industry is constantly changing through the development of new technologies and approaches to care, in order to improve the detection, diagnosis and management of chronic and acute illness, as well as keeping populations healthy. Our degrees are designed and delivered to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry, ensuring graduates are career ready and equipped with the skills to meet future demands.

Home to the University of South Australia Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre and with key research concentrations in the areas of precision health, mental health and suicide prevention, nursing and midwifery workforce development, drug discovery, pharmaceutical innovation, health and disease biology, and food and nutrition, we continue to meet community health needs and contribute to a healthier society.

The Australian Centre for Precision Health (ACPreH) is a newly created University of South Australia flagship research concentration located at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of leading experts in genomics, population health and evidence translation to create the next generation of solutions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute to planning of and execution of research
  • Contribute to the dissemination of new knowledge by drafting reports, abstracts, scientific papers and other instruments providing accounts of research undertaking and the findings observed
  • Contribute to the preparation and development of grant and tender applications, including undertaking power calculations, literature searchers, and other tasks as required
  • Contribute to the supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students, as required.
  • Contribute to a safe and ethical working

Essential Skills and Experience

Research Level ARAS

  • Postgraduate qualifications in epidemiology, statistics, genetics, statistical genomics or a related discipline
  • A developing track record of peer review publications, commensurate to opportunity
  • Proven high-level problem-solving and organizational skills to manage competing demands and meet project timelines
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with experience on epidemiological and/or genetic association analyses
  • High-level written communication skills with the ability to present information effectively and clearly to a wide audience and a variety of stakeholders, especially writing for publication
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary research team as well as work independently

Research Level BRF

  • A PhD in epidemiology, statistics, genetics, statistical genomics or a related discipline
  • A strong track record of peer review publications, with a track record of acquisition of research funding
  • Proven high-level problem-solving and organizational skills to manage competing demands and meet project timelines.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical skills with experience on epidemiological and/or genetic association analyses
  • High-level written communication skills with the ability to present information effectively and clearly to a wide audience and a variety of stakeholders, especially writing for publication
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary research team as well as work independently

Benefits

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
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership

Culture

As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

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 Emma Kelvin, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 0482 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4355.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 21 September 2022.

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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