Research Associate, Bone Growth and Repair Research Group, Level ARAS

Adelaide, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based at School of Pharmacy and Med Sci, UniSA Cancer Research Institute, City West Campus
  • 0.60 FTE, one (1) year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $85,680 - $91,969 per annum plus superannuation

About the role

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences focuses on applied research and professional education, enriched by the professional knowledge of its staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and strong partnerships with industry, community, and professional bodies.

An international leader in paediatric bone biology research, the Bone Growth and Repair Research Group (BGRRG) explores the mechanisms and regulation of growths plate/bone injury repair and cancer chemotherapy-induced bone loss. The Group’s research is aimed at understanding the underlying pathobiology and developing biological treatments.

As the Research Associate you will contribute to grant-funded research under the broad direction of the Head of the Bone Growth and Repair Research Group in order to achieve defined objectives and test stated hypotheses. The project involves examining mechanisms of bone marrow sinusoid endothelial damage and recovery following cancer chemotherapy.

Skills and Experience

To be eligible, you will have a postgraduate qualification in biomedical research along with experience and expertise in bone and bone marrow biology, experimental oncology, histology, immunohistochemistry, micro-CT analysis, and image analysis with mouse rodent models. You will also have high competence in recording, analysing, presenting and disseminating research to stakeholders including the preparation of papers for high quality publications or posters for conference presentations.

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. Please address your cover letter for the role to Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1290.

Applications close: 9:00 am Friday 20th July 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. Click here to see more benefits of working for UniSA.

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