NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher A

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
$72,829 - $97,927
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

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(Level A) $72,829 to $97,927 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position available immediately for 1 year.

Located at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and led by Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, the Breast Biology & Cancer Unit researches the basis of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin common breast diseases including breast cancer and lactational mastitis.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct research to understand the underlying biology of lactation problems to improve breastfeeding outcomes.

In addition to their own research projects, the Postdoctoral Scientist will also support training and supervision of Higher Degree by Research students within the Unit.

We are seeking an individual with a strong background in biomedical research. Previous research experience in breast biology research is not required.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • PhD in biomedical research, and/or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in protein analysis, in vitro culture, or immunology research.
  • Ability to learn quickly and develop new methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to work effectively within the team and collaboratively with other clinical and biomedical researchers.
  • Exemplary personal qualities of integrity, energy, tenacity and judgement.

To be successful you will need:
  • Tertiary qualifications in the 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.
  • PhD in relevant area (Desirable)

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 18 December 2022.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

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


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