Group Leader in Allergic Inflammation

Adelaide, Metropolitan Adelaide, Australia
13 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the role

This position provides the opportunity for a mid-career or established researcher to lead the Inflammation and cancer Laboratoryat the Centre for Cancer Biology, which undertakes research focussing on inflammation, cell signalling and the processes by which  inflammation influences cancer development.

Skills and Experience

You will hold a postdoctoral qualification and will be an expert in understanding various cellular and molecular aspects of inflammation that underpin cancer development. A strong publication record, demonstrated success in attracting significant competitive research grant funding combined with the ability to communicate research findings to a variety of audiences is essential. You will also have strong communication and collaborative skills suited to leadership, networking, teamwork and the supervision of students.

The level of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) underpinned by an alliance between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology.  The CCB boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in the state and is recognised as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.  The CCB is jointly headed by Professors Angel Lopez and Sharad Kumar and currently hosts 22 full-time research group leaders and their teams. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease. The translation of new discoveries into clinical practice is strengthened by the co-localisation of the laboratories within a single MRI, and its integration with pathology and with the clinical services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The CCB will soon be relocating to new, state of the art facilities in Adelaide’s western biomedical precinct.

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.

The University values the diversity of its staff and proactively promotes opportunities for outstanding female researchers.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. For further information, please contact Katrina Gillespie, Senior Human Resources Consultant, on 8302 1193 or via email at

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: 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

Before you apply:

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How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online through Working at UniSA. If you experience any difficulty lodging your application visit FAQs . For further support contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.