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Research Officer

The University of Western Australia - South Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 12 months
  • Salary range: Level 6; $83,005 - $87,723 p.a. plus 9.5% 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

This position is part of the UWA Centre for Medical Research within the School of Health and Medical Sciences based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research (Perkins) in Nedlands. The Centre has significant links across the Western Australia health sector and provides teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the medical disciplines. A core priority is medical and clinical research and a number of substantial research groups are based in the Centre’s laboratories.

About The Opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, undertake grant-funded research in the Laboratory for Vascular Biology and Stromal Targeting, with a focus on developing new combination (immune) therapies in preclinical tumour models.

To Be Considered For This Role, You Will Demonstrate
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Biology or related discipline
  • Considerable relevant research experience at an appropriate level
  • Demonstrated experience in working with mouse models, preferentially cancer models
  • Demonstrated skills in tissue analysis (tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy etc.)
  • High level competency in molecular biology techniques including protein expression, immunoblotting and quantitative PCR
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

Special Requirements
  • Obtain permission to use animals for research
  • Comply with Human and Animal Ethics requirements
  • Some out of hours work may be required

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 Officer.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55pm on Wednesday, 31 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.

South Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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