Grant Funded Researcher (A), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
$75,888 to $102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $75,888 to $102,040 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 3 years.

A postdoctoral research position is available to work with Dr Adrienne Sullivan, who has relocated from the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK, to establish her research group as a co-appointment between the Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE) and the South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI). This position is an opportunity for a motivated, high-achieving researcher to work directly with Dr Sullivan to study how epigenetic regulation of enhancer regions controls cell behaviour, identity, and potency in development and tumourigenesis. Research in the lab utilises quantitative biochemistry and molecular biology techniques with a focus on observations at the single-cell level, as well as advanced multi-omics sequencing technologies.

ACE is a newly established centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences focusing on epigenetic research and cell fate, which will include research in development, reprogramming and cancer.  ACE is also associated with the recently established SAiGENCI.

SAiGENCI operates as an independent institute within the University of Adelaide and in alliance with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN). SAiGENCI supports and promotes collaborations with other cancer research centres in Australia. SAiGENCI aims to develop the highest quality scientific program to achieve its chief goal of making discoveries to decrease the burden of cancer, by attracting and retaining brilliant biomedical and clinical researchers.  The Institute will also have a global reach by collaborating with likeminded centres of excellence across the globe.

SAiGENCI will provide a focal point for cancer research in the South Australian Biomedical Precinct and through this, enable South Australian participation in the developing Australian network of cancer institutes, and national and international clinical trials partnerships. In so doing, SAiGENCI will help develop world-class and life-changing treatments and improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

To be successful you will need:

  • A Ph.D. in epigenetics or molecular and cellular biology.
  • Excellent publication record.
  • Experience in techniques and analysis relating to epigenetics, transcription factor biology, and regulation of gene expression.
  • Experience with microscopy.
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture.

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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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 eight 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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to be taken through to the online application form.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 25 October 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Adrienne Sullivan
Group Leader - School of Biomedicine/SAiGENCI


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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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