Research Assistant – St George Clinical School



UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. The St George and Sutherland Clinical School was established in 1969 and is situated on the grounds of St George and Sutherland Hospitals, Sydney.

The School and has a long record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and clinical training as well as in biomedical and clinical trials research, with particular strengths in intensive care, thrombosis and haemostasis, surgical oncology and immunology/inflammation fields. About the role: 1 year Fixed-term (Maternity leave cover), Full-time (35 hr/week) role $74, 338 - $84, 116 ( 9.5% Superannuation & Leave loading) Based at St George Hospital, Sydney The Research Assistant will assist in a research program examining the role of the microbiome in liver cancer (the IMPREsS study: Integrated Liver Cancer and Microbiome PRojEct/Study).

The aim of this research is to elucidate how the microbiome influence the immune/inflammatory response in liver disease to promote the development of liver cancer. The Research Assistant reports to the Chief Investigator of the research program and will receive day to day directions from Head of the liver research program and has no direct reports. The position is based at St George Hospital.

Please review the position description for more details on the role requirements. About the successful applicant To be successful in this role you will have: Bachelor of Science with honours, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience, preferably in a laboratory-based research environment Demonstrated work experience in a laboratory, clinical or field work research environment, with experience of immunological/inflammatory assays and animal handling with a variety of species, including rodents Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory with skills in statistical interpretation and data analysis Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments and the ability to network with and provide information to key groups and individuals. Demonstrated computing skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel spreadsheets), with proficiency in the use of statistical packages, databases and statistical analysis You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Research Assistant Level 5 STGCL PD You will need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed . Contact: A/Professor Amany Zekry.

University of New South Wales
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11 Nov 2019


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