First listed on: 09 July 2024

About the Role  

As the Senior Research Fellow, you will implement and conduct high quality scientific research in genito-urinary cancers, predominantly prostate cancer, and report on research outcomes in line with the research goals and milestones of the Centre for Cancer Biology. You will provide leadership in research within the laboratory including competitive research grant activities and research training and supervision of support staff and honours/postgraduate students. 
About UniSA   

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. 

About the Centre for Cancer Biology

The Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB) is an alliance between the University of South Australia and the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and is co-located with other cancer-focussed researchers within a purpose-built building in Adelaide’s Biotech and Medical Precinct. The CCB studies the fundamental causes of cancer in order to find new ways to prevent and treat the disease and is a recognised hub for innovative science leading to breakthrough therapies.   

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and pursue an individual research program which contributes to the Centre’s research agenda and generates opportunities for collaboration with other internal and external researchers  
  • Lead and conduct high quality independent and collaborative research relevant to the Centre 
  • Undertake competitive research grant activities including seeking grants and preparing research proposal submissions and applications to external funding bodies 
  • Publish research in high quality ranked international journals and present papers at national and international conferences in relation to the research within the Centre 
  • Keep abreast of the scientific literature and developments in the field directly relevant to the Centre’s research 

Essential Skills and Experience  

  • A doctoral degree in a biomedical-related discipline, with direct relevance to basic and translational cancer research 
  • Evidence of leadership to a level appropriate to the Senior Research Fellow classification combined with successful post-doctoral research performance and, exemplified by any of the following; publication of original research articles in high-quality publications, securing of external grant funding, presentations at prestigious conferences, or patent/proprietary-research development 
  • Experience in exploiting in vitro organoid and explant models of disease to characterise drug response and mechanisms of action OR 
  • Experience in establishing or conducting in vivo experimentation to characterise drug response and mechanisms of action   
  • Demonstrated leadership in relevant areas of research and knowledge of cancer literature and relevant and contemporary laboratory procedures 


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 superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions  
  • A variety of leave arrangements 


At the University of South Australia, we value workplace diversity and are committed to providing a supportive, inclusive, and respectful work environment for all people. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people of culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disability.

We are committed to providing an equitable and barrier free recruitment process and encourage you to share any support, adjustments and/or access requirements you have by contacting our Recruitment Central team on Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential.

Start Your Unstoppable Career! 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Ruth Haren, Team Leader: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6260.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 4 August 2024 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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