Research Assistant in Biological Sciences

Randwick, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of the Asia-Pacific’s leading research intensive Universities
  • Strong regional and global engagement
  • Cutting edge facilities and equipment

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

About the role

  • $68K - $77K, plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 12 months fixed term
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Research Assistant will culture and transfect cell lines and primary cells, prepare samples for fluorescence microscopy and establish protocols and acquire data on fluorescent super-resolution microscopes and as such perform single molecule localisation microscopy (SMLM, also known as PALM and STORM), single-objective selective-plane illumination microscopy (soSPIM) and lattice light-sheet microscopy (LLS). The Research Assistant may also assist with cellular assays and molecular biology procedures including viral transfections.

The Research Assistant will join our team of cell biologists and biophysicists at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging ( at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia (

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A degree in the life sciences with relevant experience or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing imaging protocols in advanced fluorescence microscopy
  • Demonstrated experience in culturing and transfecting primary cells and cell lines
  • Experience in sample preparation and image analysis

You should systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.


Scientia Professor Katharina Gaus MPhil PhD (Cantab)


T: (61 2) 9385 1377

Applications close: 29 November 2017