Research Assistant/Research Associate in Vaccinology

Adelaide, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences in the new Health Innovation Building
  • Full-time 12 month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $67,769 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)

About the job

Joining the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences and under the direction of the Professor and Head of the Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory, you will conduct high quality research with the aim of achieving defined objectives and testing stated hypotheses. The project involves new vaccine design, construction and testing, with skills required in cellular and molecular immunology and virology.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will hold an honours degree or postgraduate qualifications in vaccinology, cellular, molecular and/or viral immunology and a demonstrated record of achievement in a discipline area directly relating to the work of the Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory. You will also have technical expertise in laboratory procedures relevant to the research project, competency in presenting research to stakeholders and high level analytical skills.

High level organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, with a collaborative approach to research is essential in this role.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

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.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. For further information, please contact Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1165.

Applications close: 9.00 am Thursday 26 April 2018

Important Information:

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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