Research positions (x 2) - microbiology: Australia

The Inflammation and Human Ailments Laboratory based in the Centre for Cancer Biology of the University of South Australia   has two (2) research opportunities available in a grant funded research project that involves understanding the molecular mechanisms and identifying host targets to regulate inflammation, lysosomal processes and cell death during infection and other inflammatory diseases. 

  1. Research Assistant / Associate – one (1) year fixed term contract
  2. Research Associate / Fellow – two (2) year fixed term contract

* Please note: The level of appointments will depend on qualifications and experience.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will have:

  • an honours degree (Research Assistant), post-graduate qualifications (Research Associate) or PhD (Research Fellow) in immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology or related discipline, paired with the ability to record, analyse, present and disseminate research results to key stakeholders.
  • experience in working with host-pathogen interactions, pathogenic organisms such as Salmonella, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry as well as creating and handling genetic cell and mouse models is essential to be considered for the Research Fellow level.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia fosters a rich and rigorous research environment enabled by substantial growth in Category 1 research income. It hosts six research institutes and 17 research centres. It is a partner in 13 co-operative research centres and major national and state research initiatives, and is engaged in 500+ international research projects in 45 nations.

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) underpinned by an alliance between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology. The CCB boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in the state and is recognised as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.

Inflammation and Human Ailments laboratory investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions including bacterial infections, metabolic diseases and cancer. The focus of the laboratory is to use cutting-edge genomics and proteomics techniques to understand the roles of novel RNAs and proteins identified in genome-wide screens.


Applications close: 9.00am Thursday 12 July 2018

* For the 12 month fixed term contract, applicants must have current Australian work rights. 
* For the Level BRF role applicants who are not currently legally entitled to work in Australia must have a minimum of two (2) years’ relevant work experience to meet immigration requirements.

Note: appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

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