Research Assistant in Cystic Fibrosis

Randwick, Sydney, Australia
$69,000 - $78,000
07 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

 The School of Women’s & Children’s Health is comprised of the disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and the National Perinatal and Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU). The School provides undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, significant and expert clinical services across its subspecialties and has a strong research focus across the multiple disciplines.

About the role

  • $69K - $78K plus 9.5% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months, with possibility of extension dependent on grant funding
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The position will support ongoing investigations by the Australasian Centre for Personalised Cystic Fibrosis Medicine (ACPCFM). The position will provide technical, research and administrative support for senior research staff and students on several research studies involving primary cell culture, cloning, protein IP, bacterial culture, qPCR, RNA Sequencing and biobanking, handling of precious clinical samples. 

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have an Honours Degree qualification in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related discipline; previous experience in a laboratory application of cell culture, molecular biology techniques and handling of clinical samples; excellent writing skills, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and problem solving skills. You are required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role including a criminal record check.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Dr Shafagh Waters, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Women’s & Children’s Health


T: (61 2)  93821640

Applications close:  21st March, 2017