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Research Associate - Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health

University of New South Wales

Research Associate Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health Employment Type: Part Time 14 hours Per week Duration: One Year Fixed Term Contract Remuneration: $80,476 - $107,299 (FTE) 17% Superannuation Location: UNSW Kensington Campus & Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW UNSW Medicine & Health is ranked globally as one of the top 50 medical faculty’s; with a vision to improve the health of our community. Under the leadership of Professor Vlado Perkovic, the UNSW Medicine & Health Strategy (Health25) positions our research, education, and health precincts as key elements to building impact in ways that are dynamic and progressive The Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health within the School of Clinical Medicine leads the delivery of educational and research activities aimed at the maintenance of child and adolescent health from the neonatal period until 18 years of age Why Your Role Matters: As a Research Associate, you will work to contribute to and co-ordinate existing and new projects within the Gastroenterology Research Group. The Research Associate will span a range of laboratory work and has the opportunity to interface with clinicians and patients.

Accountabilities for this role include collecting and/ or organising collection of biological samples related to research projects and storage of samples in the laboratory. Contributing independently or as a team member in running a wide range of laboratory-based activities. Generating and analysing research datasets ensuring patient confidentiality is maintained and supporting the production of reproducible analysis pipelines.

This position will work closely within a multidisciplinary team of clinical and research staff at UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital and will also co-supervise higher degree research (HDR) and undergraduate research students. Further details on this position can be found in the Position Description linked below or via JobsUNSW. Who You Are: To be successful in this role you must demonstrate: A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.

Demonstrated lab experience, preferably in molecular and microbial techniques and experienced in aseptic techniques. Experience handling and organising biological samples, biobanking, PCR, ELISA, DNA extraction, cell culture, organoid culture and maintenance. Ability to work in the lab independently will be highly desirable.

Proven commitment to learn new skills and techniques, and proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments. Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision. Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships. Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range o.


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