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Research Assistant

University Of Western Australia - Crawley, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Full-time, fixed-term 18 month appointment
  • Salary range: Level 4; $67,294- $71,483 p.a. plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment is located in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Surrounded by a wealth of agricultural, natural and mining resources, our location allows us to produce innovative research with worldwide application.

Our teaching and research benefit from a network of national and international collaborators, and our strong industry and government links are producing change in agricultural and environmental management, regional development, and urban policy and planning.

The incumbent would be based in the DNA Lab which undertakes an innovative Translational Genomics research program that aims to translate fundamental science into ready-to-use solutions across the agricultural and medical sectors. The DNA Lab team enables research to span the spectrum of scientific activities beyond the traditional ‘Lab-to-Landscape’ model, using new age technologies such as synthetic biology, CRISPR, single-cell and 3D genomics.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under general direction, provide support and assistance to researchers and undertake experiments and research activities relating to the biosynthesis of flavonoids in yeast.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Year 12 or equivalent competency
  • Relevant research experience at an appropriate level in either molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or synthetic biology
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Competency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and as part of a team

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.