Positions Vacant

Positions Vacant

Senior Research Fellow/Associate Research Professor (Level CSRF/DARP) Job Ref - HSC_0331_R_E

 About the role

This position provides the opportunity for a mid-career or established researcher to lead the Mast Cell Laboratory at the Centre for Cancer Biology, which undertakes research which focuses on the regulation of allergic inflammation and skin cancer development, with an emphasis on mast cells and other cells in the immune system and soluble mediators that contribute to pathology.

Skills and Experience

You will hold a postdoctoral qualification combined with expertise in allergic inflammation, and ideally in mast cell function. 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.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia provides an exciting and dynamic environment for teaching and research that continually extends the boundaries of knowledge and its application. UniSA is committed to the creation and application of knowledge and is recognized internationally for its high quality applied and fundamental research.

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.

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.

Applications close: 9.00 am Wednesday 18 January 2017

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

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Associate Research Professor/Research Professor in Microscopy (Level DARP/ERP) Job Ref - HSC_0335_R_E

 About the role Suited to an internationally recognised leader in cancer research who uses microscopy as a major tool, this position provides a unique leadership opportunity for a senior researcher to establish a specialised laboratory within the Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB). You will be responsible for driving and conducting high quality research, leading and participating in competitive research grant generation and delivering high quality research outcomes. You will provide leadership in the implementation of super resolution microscopy for cancer research within CCB, providing advice on technical and experimental design and analysis, and oversee training and troubleshooting for CCB researchers using high level microscopy.

Skills and Experience The successful candidate will have a doctoral qualification in a research field related to cancer biology combined with demonstrated expertise in microscopy. A strong track record of research and scholarly activity demonstrated by attracting internationally competitive grants, high impact publications and successful supervision of post graduate research students will be essential. Strong leadership skills combined with strong communication and interpersonal skills suited to developing partnerships with industry, academia and relevant professions will be highly regarded.

The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.

A University of Enterprise The University of South Australia provides an exciting and dynamic environment for teaching and research that continually extends the boundaries of knowledge and its application. UniSA is committed to the creation and application of knowledge and is recognized internationally for its high quality applied and fundamental research.

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.

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 submit a CV and cover letter only for this role.  For further information, in the first instance please contact Katrina Gillespie, Senior Human Resources Consultant, on +618 8302 1193 or by email to katrina.gillespie@unisa.edu.au.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

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

CLICK HERE to access a copy of the position description


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.