Positions Vacant

Positions Vacant

Group Leader in Allergic Inflammation (Level SRF/DARP/ERP) Job Ref - HSC_0523_R_E

About the role

This position provides the opportunity for a mid-career or established researcher to lead the Inflammation and cancer Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology, which undertakes research focussing on inflammation, cell signalling and the processes by which  inflammation influences cancer development.

Skills and Experience

You will hold a postdoctoral qualification and will be an expert in understanding various cellular and molecular aspects of inflammation that underpin cancer development. A strong publication record, demonstrated success in attracting significant competitive research grant funding combined with the ability to communicate research findings to a variety of audiences is essential. You will also have strong communication and collaborative skills suited to leadership, networking, teamwork and the supervision of students.

The level of appointment will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) underpinned by an alliance between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology.  The CCB boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in the state and is recognised as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.  The CCB is jointly headed by Professors Angel Lopez and Sharad Kumar and currently hosts 22 full-time research group leaders and their teams. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease. The translation of new discoveries into clinical practice is strengthened by the co-localisation of the laboratories within a single MRI, and its integration with pathology and with the clinical services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The CCB will soon be relocating to new, state of the art facilities in Adelaide’s western biomedical precinct.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

The University values the diversity of its staff and proactively promotes opportunities for outstanding female researchers.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only. For further information, please contact Katrina Gillespie, Senior Human Resources Consultant, on 8302 1193 or via email at katrina.gillespie@unisa.edu.au.

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Check (NPC) being obtained and maintained.

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Research Assistant/Research Associate/Research Fellow: Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory (level ARA/ARAS/BRF) 

  • Based in the Centre for Cancer Biology, Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory located at the SA Pathology Building, Adelaide CBD
  • Two (2) Full time, fixed term contracts until 31 December 2018
  • Salary range: $65,859 - $111,727 per annum

About the job

You will conduct high-quality research under the direction of the Head of Genetics and Molecular Pathology. Contributing to a number of key projects, you will be involved in range of in silico and/or wet-lab experimental approaches associated with identifying and confirming the causes of genetic disorders including predisposition to cancers (especially for blood cancers) and causing perinatal death.

Please note: The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will have an honours degree (Research Assistant), post-graduate qualifications (Research Associate) or PhD (Research Fellow) in a genetics, bioinformatics or cell/molecular biology-related discipline, paired with the ability to record, analyse, present and disseminate research results  to key stakeholders. Previous participation in research as evidenced by published work will be advantageous, as will your strong organisational skills, ability to work independently and your collaborative and results-driven nature.

Experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data, with a specific focus on mutation and structural DNA variant analysis will be essential for the Research Fellow level. 

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia fosters a rich and rigorous research environment enabled by substantial growth in Category 1 research income. It hosts six research institutes and 17 research centres. It is a partner in 13 co-operative research centres and major national and state research initiatives, and is engaged in 500+ international research projects in 45 nations.

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is a Medical Research Institute (MRI) underpinned by an alliance between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology.  The CCB boasts the largest concentration of cancer research in the state and is recognised as a hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies. 

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to recruitment@unisa.edu.au.

Applications close: 9.00am Tuesday 13 June 2017

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Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.


Are you a dynamic postdoctoral researcher with a mind full of ideas and an interest in cancer research?

Then come and work with us.

The Centre for Cancer Biology is an established centre of excellence for innovation in biomedical research, located in a major biomedical precinct.

We are seeking world-class postdoctoral researchers to perform innovative biomedical research in the following areas:

MicroRNAs in EMT and cancer metastasis Gene Regulation Laboratory and Cell Signalling Laboratory
Lipid kinases as oncogenic targets Molecular Signalling Laboratory
Cytokine receptor signal transduction  Cytokine Receptor Laboratory
Angiogenesis and endothelial progenitor cells Vascular Biology and Cell Trafficking Laboratory
Molecular and cellular basis of hematopoietic malignancies Cytokine Receptor Laboratory and Melissa White Memorial Laboratory
Mast cell regulation of inflammation Mast Cell Laboratory
Bioinformatic analyses of NextGen sequencing data Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory and Gene Regulation Laboratory
Molecular and cellular basis of hematopoietic malignancies Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory
Developmental biology Neurovascular Research Laboratory
Lymphangiogenesis Lymphatic Development Laboratory
Cell death and ubiquitination in physiology and disease Molecular Regulation Laboratory
Role of the microenvironment in tumour invasion and metastasis Tumour Microenvironment Laboratory

For more information please contact the relevant laboratory.