Research Associate, ARAS

Mawson Lakes, Australia
12 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Based in the School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences at the Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Part-time at 0.4 FTE, four (4) month fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $85,680 - $91,969 pro rata per annum (plus super)

About the Role 

The School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences is the largest information and communications technology provider in South Australia, and is home to several research centres: The Advanced Computing Research Centre, Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Institute for Telecommunications Research and Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre. All four have state-of-the-art facilities with world renowned links and associations that provide a dynamic teaching and research base for our students.

In this position, you will pursue research in modelling of water and salt transport in plants in collaboration with the Director: Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre. You will perform and interpret simulations of salt and water transport in plant roots to identify and localise possible genetic transporters for improved salt tolerance, and subsequently publish results in high impact factor, peer reviewed journals. 

Skills and Experience 

To be eligible for this position, you will have a PhD degree in mathematical modelling of plant biophysical or physiological processes with skills and experience in working with modelling of salt and water transport in plant tissues and organs. You will also have a good record of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations commensurate with opportunity.

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent project management, communication and collaboration skills to work in a research team with staff, students and external providers from diverse backgrounds.

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 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 Amruta Das, Recruitment Consultant at Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1217.

Applications close: 9.00am Friday 25th May 2018 


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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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