Researcher in Embryology

University of Adelaide South Australian Immunogenomics Cancer Institute


Grant- Funded Researcher - Embryology, Level A or B

Job no: 506490
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level A, Level B

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(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 per annum and (Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Fixed term, full-time positions available for three years.

Exciting opportunity for a Postdoc position in the field of Embryology - (Level A or B) in the group of Professor Jose Polo at the newly established Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE).

The Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) position is to work within the group of Professor Jose Polo in the recently established Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics (ACE). This opportunity is for a high achieving postdoctoral researcher to join the recently relocated Polo group to work on the molecular mechanisms underpinning reprogramming, early embryogenesis and cancer. The ACE is a newly established centre within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences focusing on epigenetic research and cell fate. The Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics will be associated with the recently established South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI) which will be the state’s world class cancer research institute.

The successful postdoc will be responsible of driving all aspects of their own research as well as contributing to team member’s projects. The postdoc will also contribute to the supervision of honours and/or postgraduate research projects within the field of the staff member's area of research. The postdoc will contribute to the preparation or, where appropriate, individual preparation of research proposal submissions to external funding bodies as well as helping in administrative functions primarily connected with their area of research and occasional contributions to the teaching program within the field of the staff member's research.

To be successful at Level A you will need:

  • A Ph.D. in Embryology or early mammalian development.
  • Clear record of driving to success their own research demonstrated by an excellent publication record.
  • Experience in in vitro embryo studies, manipulation and imaging.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and productive manner within the team and with collaborators.
  • Desired skills include: embryonic stem cells culture, biochemistry and or epigenetics techniques, organoid formation, Experience in tissue culture.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level B, you will also need: 

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, including leading research.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide and oversee postgraduate and honours students in the research area and supervise research-support staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate across disciplines and collaborate with industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of successful proposal submissions to external funding bodies.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 25 January 2022. 

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jose Polo
Director, Adelaide Centre for Epigenetics

You will find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 14 Dec 2021 12:00 AM
Applications close:25 Jan 2022 11:55 PM

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