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February

Research Assistant

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Crawley, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

UWA 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. Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Research Assistant.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: Tuesday 2 March 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.