University Postdoctoral Fellow, Adelaide Medical School

Adelaide, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • Postdoctoral research fellow

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. Comprised of five schools and a number of disciplines, research centres and institutes, the faculty is focused on education excellence and innovative research in the health sciences.

Programs taught out of the faculty train medical practitioners: surgeons, dentists, nurses and psychologists and other health professionals. The faculty boasts one of the largest concentrations of leading researchers, academic teachers and clinical titleholders working across the areas of health.

The Adelaide Medical School encompasses the disciplines of Acute Care Medicine, Adelaide Rural Clinical School, Anatomy and Pathology, General Practice, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Surgery. It is one of five schools in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is made up of academics, researchers and clinical titleholders.

The clinical components of the University's undergraduate medical program are taught through the school with activities at four major hospitals in the state. The school offers a vibrant, intellectual environment in which to work. 

This role in the Reproductive Cancer Group, Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Robinson Research Centre is supported by the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to investigate autoantibodies in ovarian cancer patients and their potential as diagnostic markers. The ultimate aims of the research are to identify tumour markers to aid in early ovarian cancer diagnosis and the discovery of novel therapeutic targets for advanced disease.

We are seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Scientist to assist the group in a number of research projects. You will be working with a dynamic team and involved in all aspects of the projects to ensure their timely and successful implementation.

Salary: (Level A) $67,894 - $91,425 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available immediately for a period of two years

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area, and/or equivalent professional experience
  • High level interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to contribute to a diverse and collaborative team environment
  • Ability to undertake collaborative research
  • Experience with a wide range of molecular and cell biology techniques including, real-time PCR, western blot, ELISA and in vitro functional assays
  • Experience in conducting in vivo experiments in small laboratory animals and in vivo models of cancer.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr Carmela Ricciardelli, telephone: 08 8313 8255 or email:

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Closing date:  11.55pm, 2 August 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.