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Research Fellow - Cell Based Toxicology - Gold Coast

Griffith University

About Griffith University:

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University is a world leader in research and education on rivers, coasts and catchments. We take a source to-sea philosophy to provide knowledge to support the rehabilitation, sustainable use and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. The Institute was formed in 2006, building on over two decades of research and training in freshwater and coastal science in close partnership with government and industry. Now with over 150 staff and postgraduate students, ARI brings together researchers across a broad range of science disciplines, including aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, soil science, climate and modelling, together with the social sciences, resource economics and law.

As a founding member of the International Water Centre and host of the secretariat of the Sustainable Water Future Programme, the global water science initiative established under Future Earth, ARI has established an extensive international network of research collaboration.  Our ongoing commitment to research with real impact has seen ARI partner with a wide range of institutions from around the world to deliver benefits to society and our natural environment and meet the water challenges of the 21st century.

The Sustainable Fisheries and Coastal Ecosystems team bring this to life by developing innovative techniques for understanding the biology, ecology and toxicology of coastal and marine ecosystems.

The opportunity:

We are seeking a Research Fellow to be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of primary cell cultures from a range of organisms, including molluscs, fish, marine reptiles and marine mammals. This involves laboratory work (e.g. establishment of cell cultures, development of cell-based toxicity bioassays, sampling, archiving samples, etc) as well as field components (ie. collection of biological samples from field sites throughout Australia) for several projects managed by the Chief Investigators.

This is a fixed term (4 months), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work at the Nathan campus.

About you:

To be successful within this role, you will be able to establish and maintain primary cell cultures, and perform routine molecular techniques for understanding the biology and function of cell cultures. You should evidence of a passion for ecology and conservation, particularly within the coastal and marine environments, with a strong desire to build a career within Environmental Science. Demonstrated experience in the establishment of primary cell cultures from non-traditional organisms is essential.

Salary range:

Research Fellow, Grade 1:  $73,791 - $86,579 per annum plus superannuation.

What we offer:

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

A full Position Description is attached below.

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