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Research Associate, Academic Unit of Clinical and Health Sciences (ARAS) with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

  • Based at UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences on the City West campus
  • Two full-time fixed-term contracts until December 22, 2023
  • Starting salary: $90,451 per year (plus 17% superannuation)

About the role

Reporting directly to the Lloyd Sansom Chair in Biomaterials Engineering and Nanomedicine, as a Research Associate, you will contribute to the research efforts of the Academic Clinical and Health Sciences Unit and be responsible for academic and industrial research in the proteomics and mass spectrometry group.

This project is funded by a grant from the South African government to support the expansion of services from the Bioplatforms Australia facility funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program.


The University of South Australia is Australia’s corporate university. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national connections with academic, research and industrial partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens comfortable with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is essential to global economic and social prosperity.

About UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences

At UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences, we meet society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research. One of seven academic units, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences offers a wide range of degrees and conducts world-class research in nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, medical sciences, of Laboratory Medicine and Food and Nutrition Sciences with a strong focus on creating positive health outcomes for communities.

UniSA’s headquarters is the center for quality medicine and pharmacy utilization research and with key research concentrations in the areas of mental health and suicide prevention, workforce development, nursing and midwifery, drug discovery, pharmaceutical innovation, health and disease biology and food nutrition and health. , we continue to meet community health needs and contribute to a healthier society.

Core Responsibilities

  • Actively engage with researchers and industry partners internationally, nationally and across the University to contribute to new research directions and outcomes
  • Move projects forward by applying project management, supervision and reporting skills to ensure project success
  • Experience in analyzing complex proteomes via tryptic peptides by MALDI TOF and LC-ESI mass spectrometry
  • Supervise, train and support postgraduate students, internship students and visiting students
  • Prepare publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference and seminar papers arising from research

Essential skills and experience

  • PhD in biochemistry, chemistry and/or analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry or related field.
  • Demonstrated laboratory experience in separation sciences, protein biochemistry, metabolomics, proteomics or environmental analysis
  • Registry of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations based on opportunity
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to initiate, plan and manage projects ensuring milestones are met
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within a research team with staff, students and external providers from diverse backgrounds


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 17% pension contributions
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary conditioning options, including vehicle hire, laptops and parking fees
  • Varied holidays


As a university of business, we offer a dynamic and agile work culture that rises to challenges and thrives by forging new paths. Our people are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a dynamic and engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient and influential, and we deliver results.

How to register

For a copy of the job description and to apply, please visit Work at UniSA. The online application form lists the specific selection criteria you must meet. Only applications submitted via the Working at UniSA portal will be accepted.

Please send your cover letter to Sara Heidrich, recruitment consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au using the job reference number. 4183.

Closing of applications: 11:30 p.m. Monday July 18, 2022

How to register:

Applications must be submitted online, please note that UniSA does not accept applications by email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive corporate culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further assistance contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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