Research Assistant, Cytokine Receptor Laboratory, Research Level ARA

Adelaide, Australia
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA Cancer Research Institute, North Terrace
  • 12 month, fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $67,769 - $91,969 per annum (plus super)

About the Job 

The role of research assistant will work under broad direction of the Head of the Cytokine Receptor Laboratory and will assist in testing hypotheses and working to achieve defined objectives. The project involves defining the mechanism of action of beta common cytokines on immune cells in steady state, inflammatory and disease settings. 

Skills and Experience 

You will have an Honours degree in cell biology, immunology or a related field combined with experience in immune cell cultures and animal models of inflammation and disease and demonstrated experience using statistical tools for interpreting experimental data. 

Your strong communication skills will be evidenced by previous experience working in a multi-disciplinary research environment and your knowledge of relevant scientific and medical terminology along with knowledge of animal ethics guidelines will be highly regarded. 

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 Sarah Hart, 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 #1309.

Applications close: 9.00 am Monday 23 July 2018 

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