Research Assistant, Neurotrauma

08 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Number: 3556705
Tenure: 12 months fixed term, full-time
Salary Range: $67,886 - $74,404 (G05)
Location: University of Western Australia / Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute

Description: As a Research Assistant, you will undertake a variety of research related tasks including performing experiments on rodents, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, tissue culture and biochemical assays under the guidance of the project lead.

Initially located at the University of Western Australia and relocating to the Sarich Neuroscience Research Institute, this unique opportunity will allow you to utilise your strong research support skills and make significant contributions to the research program. You will be working within a team of energetic researchers and research students.

Completion of a relevant degree along with highly developed small animal surgical skills, preferably in rodents, is essential. Experience in immunohistochemistry and microscopy experience is highly desirable and tissue culture and biochemical assay experience is an advantage.

The successful applicant will also demonstrate strong organisational and problem solving skills and the ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated experience contributing to multiple projects is required, as is training of students in laboratory procedures. The successful candidate will contribute to laboratory management, training and compliance with all safety procedures and some general administrative duties, experience in these areas would be an advantage.

Benefits and Remuneration: The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, a comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs and flexible and family friendly work practices.

Contact Person: Melinda Fitzgerald, on telephone 64882353

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Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action: Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

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All applications must be submitted via the Curtin Future Staff website . Applications which are sent to the contact named on the job advertisement directly or to any Curtin HR email mailboxes will NOT be considered as part of the selection process.

Disclaimer: Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at anytime.

Applications Close: 5 pm, Wednesday 22 March 2017

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