Laboratory Assistant, Early Origins of Adult Health, HEO 4

Adelaide, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, two (2) year fixed term contract
  • Based at the UniSA Cancer Research Institute, City West Campus, Adelaide
  • Salary range: $61,431 - $69,442 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 pregnancy and fetal-development research, the Early Origins of Adult Health Research Group (EOAHRG) is involved in a variety of projects looking at how events before birth have an impact on health later in life with funding from agencies such as NHMRC, ARC and CIHR. 

As the Laboratory Assistant you will provide technical assistance and support to the research of the Early Origins of Adult Health Research Group under the broad direction of the Head and with guidance in day-to-day tasks from other research staff within the team. You’ll be undertaking molecular assays for researchers, preparing and collecting samples. 

Skills and Experience 

To be eligible, you will have a post-secondary qualification in a relevant field and experience in research laboratory work including general laboratory maintenance or equivalent demonstrated experience. You will also have experience working with large animals in a research capacity together with demonstrated skills in molecular techniques and molecular assays. 

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 #1291. 

Applications close: 9:00 am Wednesday 18 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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