Research Assistant, Hoehn lab

Randwick, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full 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.

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) at the University of New South Wales is located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. We have an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology. Areas of research strength within these fields include proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases. BABS hosts the Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, which has world class facilities for sequencing and is arguably Australia’s premier facility for research genomics. BABS is also home to the Systems Biology Initiative, which is supported by high-performance computing facilities, including national supercomputers.

Our researchers also have access to outstanding proteomics and metabolomics facilities at the UNSW Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which provide state-of-the-art facilities and services. BABS has collaborative links with the Garvan Institute, the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and other biomedical research organisations within and outside Sydney. For more information about the School, please visit:

About the role

  • $71,451-$80,850 plus (9.5% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant degree in a Science related field or an equivalent knowledge gained through a combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Previous laboratory experience and technical skills in cellular metabolism and/or mouse physiology.
  • Knowledge in the research fields of obesity, fatty liver disease, and related disorders.
  • Previous experience working with cultured cells and isolated mitochondria.
  • Demonstrated experience handling mice and processing tissues.
  • Previous experience with LC-MS/MS mass spectrometry is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and a commitment to attend relevant health and safety training

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.


Associate Professor Kyle Hoehn


T: (61 2) 9385 9399

Applications close: April 30, 2018