Research Assistant in Biological Sciences

Randwick, Australia
20 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part 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.

At the Single Molecule Science node we seek researchers to develop and drive novel conceptual and experimental approaches for challenging problems in cell biology. The successful applicant will conduct routine cell and molecular biology work and play a supporting role in conducting research in the Poole group, investigating how cells sense their physical surroundings. The applicant will help to maintain and create the biological tools that we use in our research. We seek Research Assistant with excellent laboratory skills, committed to working in a positive team environment, with good interpersonal skills.

About the role

  • $71,451K-$80,850K p.a plus (9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading - pro rata)
  • 12 months Fixed Term with possibility of renewal
  • Part-time (21 - 28 hours per week, negotiable)

We currently have a position for a research assistant to join our young and growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for cloning and other molecular biology experiments and maintaining cell culture lines. Additionally the applicant will help to establish and maintain documentation and infrastructure.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Have completed a relevant degree (Bachelor or Master’s level)
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques
  • Demonstrated experience in cell culture
  • Experience in microscopy imaging (emphasis on live-cell imaging)
  • Proven ability to maintain detailed laboratory notes and protocols
  • Proven ability to work well within a team

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. Kate Poole, EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science


T: (61 2) 9385 1764

Applications close: 14 March 2018