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Research Associate (Aras)

University of South Australia - Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, 2 year fixed term contract
  • Salary range: $88,851 - $95,253 per annum (plus superannuation)

About The Role

The Research Associate will contribute to the research on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project titled ‘Root-to-shoot: modelling the salt stress response of a plant vascular system’. The project aims to understand salt and water transport in plants and the physiological effects of soil salinity.

It is desirable for the Research Associate to have experience in the modelling of plants and plant processes, particularly transport processes internal to plants.

About UniSA STEM

At the forefront of cross-disciplinary collaboration, UniSA STEM is developing the next wave of innovative thinkers and new possibilities. Harnessing connections across science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we create innovative solutions and groundbreaking developments across teaching, learning and research.

Core Responsibilities
  • Undertake research to achieve project grant outcomes
  • Design and perform theoretical modelling and simulation experiments
  • Prepare or contribute to the preparation of refereed journal publications, conference and seminar papers
  • Contribute to the teaching activities of the Unit

Essential Skills And Experience
  • A PhD in applied mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical biology or a related discipline
  • Evidence of high quality research output, which is published and presented in appropriate forums
  • Experience in computational modelling and simulation
  • Knowledge and experience with programming in Fortran, MATLAB
  • Ability to plan and execute testing and research with stakeholders


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:
  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How To Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Samantha Matthews, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2896.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 12 April 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens and Australian permanent residents.

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Adelaide, SA

Government, Defence & Emergency


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