First listed on: 16 April 2019

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The recently established ARC Research Hub for Integrated Devices for End-User Analysis at Low Levels (IDEAL) is a collaboration with the University of South Australia and six biotechnology industry partners. The ARC IDEAL Hub aims to create diagnostic and drug testing technologies that will make Australian biotechnology, diagnostics, veterinary, agribusiness and manufacturing firms globally competitive.

Working with our industry partners Biotics and Surgical Diagnostics on industry led projects, this ARC funded 5 year initiative aims to develop revolutionary biomedical technologies.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with experience in biomedical diagnostics, including development of biomedical diagnostic devices, to undertake high quality science research and provide solutions to real world problems and specific industry needs in the broad topic of biomedical diagnostics and tethered membrane biosensors.

You will have the opportunity to present at research seminars and conferences and to contribute to high quality publications (subject to industry partner approval).

This position will work closely with our industry partners and our partner university - University of South Australia.

About you
You have solid communication and interpersonal skills and are adept at working collaboratively. You have comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in one or several of these areas: biotechnology, molecular biology, protein chemistry and cell culture, or biophysics.

You will also have:

  • Expert knowledge in protein chemistry, recombinant protein handling, immunoassays, enzymatic assays, lipid membrane biophysics and artificial lipid membranes
  • Previous experience in research in an area of relevance to immune diagnostics, recombinant protein purification, ELISA assays, Western Blotting, antibody fragmentation
  • A track record of peer reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development and research performance of a research group by providing guidance on experimental design and data processing
  • Doctoral qualifications in Biology or Medical Science or Biotechnology with relevant Postdoctoral research experience.

Join a unique team, carrying out interdisciplinary, international and industrial collaborative research led by our industry partners to solve current real world problems.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply button to download the position statement from the UTS website.

Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: $77,396 to $ 94,263pa pro rata (Level A)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is part-time (0.4FTE) and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for two years.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission, in a separate document. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC128622

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: 14th May 2019, 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

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