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Graduate Research Assistant


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Job no:506490
Work type:part time
Categories:Research support, Science

School of Molecular Sciences

  • Part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed-term appointment for 12 months
  • Salary range: Level 5; $72,531 - $80,391 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Location: Midland and Mt Lawley

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

The Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group is a world leader in the field of human lactation, conducting internationally recognised research into the physiology of breastfeeding, the anatomy of the breast and the composition of breastmilk. The group aims at understanding the normal function of the lactating breast, thereby enabling study of breastfeeding problems and ultimately how they can be successfully managed. To achieve this, the group encompasses a broad range of expertise, including biologists, biochemists, anatomists, midwifes, lactation consultants and addresses aspects of human lactation using tools ranging from sonography, biochemistry, metabolomics, immunology and microbiology.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, provide a high level of assistance to researchers with activities such as screening, recruitment and booking of participants, and data collection and data entry

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree qualification in health sciences
  • Relevant research experience at an appropriate level
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Graduate Research Assistant.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55pm on Wednesday, 31 March 2021

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

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

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 

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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time