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Senior Research Officer

Job no: 502162
Work type: part-time
Location: QEII Medical Centre / SCGH
Categories: Research support

Senior Research Officer | REF: 502162
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

  • Level 8, part-time appointment on a 24 months fixed term basis
  • 5.25 hours per day spread over Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Salary range: $95,737 to $104,746 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team: You will be based within a translational cancer group, led by Dr Andy Redfern, within the Cancer Division at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. The institute is Western Australia’s premier medical research institute, investigating the genetic and environmental causes of a range of diseases. The groups research interests cover a spectrum of translational projects across breast, prostate, colorectal cancer and sarcoma.

About the opportunity: As a Senior Research Officer, you will work independently to initiate and develop research designs and protocols for the Cancer Division, as well as perform key technical tasks in the laboratory. You will provide oversight to the creation and custodianship of translational cancer research resources in WA, provide input into the construction of databases and manage a spectrum of specific translational research projects.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree qualification preferably at PhD level or similar
  • Substantial experience in handling and processing a spectrum of biospecimens including fresh, frozen and FFPE tissue and blood
  • Substantial experience in routine and specialised histological processing and staining techniques
  • Competence in routine and specialised immunohistochemistry protocols including immunoperoxidase and immunofluorescence
  • Construction of tissue microarrays and other biobank resources
  • Creation and manipulation of digital images relating to translational tissue resources
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate with other stakeholders across medical and scientific disciplines
  • Familiarity with systems to maintain biobank integrity with respect to ethics approvals, quality assurance and patient confidentiality
  • Competence with data handling and manipulation, database set-up and data analysis

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Thursday, 16 August 2018

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 314938a.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time