Research Associate in Analytical Chemistry

Location
Adelaide, Australia
Salary
$80,683 - $86,606 per annum
Posted
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2016
Ref
HSC_0284_R_E
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

About the job

You will conduct research in wastewater analysis on substances of abuse and be responsible for developing new tools and refining current methods to measure and assess levels of target compounds. Processing and analysis of data will form part of a national collaboration and reporting to a number of government agencies.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will hold a postgraduate degree in an analytical chemistry-related discipline, paired with experience in analytical chemistry techniques and knowledge of laboratory procedures relevant to the research program (specifically, sample extraction techniques and HPLC/tandem mass spectrometry). With well-developed written and verbal communication skills you will have the ability to effectively contribute within a team environment, supervise junior staff and meet project timelines. Knowledge of scientific and pharmaceutical terminology relevant to the research project will be vital.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Chloe McGrath, Senior HR Consultant on (08) 8302 1170 or via email at chloe.mcgrath@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 2 December 2016

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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