Research Assistant or Associate in Biological Science

Adelaide, Australia
$63,817 - $86,606 pro rata per annum
26 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About the role

Under the broad direction of the Head of the Gene Regulation Section and in close collaboration with researchers in the Inflammation and Human Ailments Laboratory, this position will undertake research into the function of endogenous RNA molecules, called circular RNAs, in development and cancer.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have a degree in a cell/molecular biology-related discipline coupled with the demonstrated experience in the recording and analysis of research results, contributing to research publications and preparing written communications.  You will have demonstrated high-level experience with molecular biology techniques and knowledge of laboratory procedures relevant to the research program.

Strong computer skills including experience in all programs within the Microsoft Office Suite and high-level organisation and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia provides an exciting and dynamic environment for teaching and research that continually extends the boundaries of knowledge and its application. UniSA is committed to the creation and application of knowledge and is recognized internationally for its high quality applied and fundamental research.

The Inflammation and Human Ailments Laboratory undertakes research into the factors that activate and sustain inflammation in a variety of cancers and could lead to the development of drugs to block inflammation selectively, rather than generically, as well as overcoming the side effects caused by the drug treatments. These laboratories examines the role of circRNAs and the regulation of alternative splicing in both EMT and cancer contexts.

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, please contact Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant on (08) 8302 5485 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Monday 12 December 2016

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

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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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