Research Assistant, Neurovascular Research Laboratory

Adelaide, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
08 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology at the New Health and Innovation Building, City West campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2019
  • Salary range: $67,769 - $91,969 per annum

About the Job

You will contribute to grant-funded research under the broad direction of Associate Professor Quenten Schwarz, the Head: Neurovascular Laboratory in order to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses. This role will assist with projects using a wide range of techniques, including RNA sequencing, immunohistochemistry and signalling pathway analysis to define how several different cell types communicate with each other to control the early stages of embryonic heart development.

Skills and Experience

An Honours degree in Biology or a related discipline is essential, as is experience in/with embryonic dissection, tissue sectioning, immunostaining and histology. You will have previous experience in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders and knowledge of relevant scientific and medical terminology. While Knowledge of animal ethics guidelines, biosafety requirements is crucial, knowledge of the literature in embryonic development will be highly regarded.

If you have 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, then we strongly encourage you to apply!

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.

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.

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 Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Georgie Hart, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 9:00 am Tuesday 8 May 2018

Note: appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

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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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