Research Associate/Research Fellow (Electrophysiology)

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    The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA, Perth, WA, Australia
    Phone: +61 8 6488 6000
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Perth Crawley, WA 


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School of Human Sciences

  • The Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory in the School of Human Sciences is seeking a Research Associate/Fellow to join a talented team of researchers led by research Professor Livia Hool who is investigating the effects of calcium and free radicals on heart function
  • Full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months
  • Salary range: Level A $72,780 - $97,946 p.a. or Level B $102,983 - $121,864 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

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 School of Human Sciences is a large multi-disciplinary School with research and teaching focused on better understanding what it is to be human, from our structure, function, development and genetics, to adaptation, performance and evolution.

This position is based at the UWA Crawley campus working in the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Laboratory and reporting to Research Professor Livia Hool.

About the opportunity

In this position, you will be working on characterising L-type calcium channel function in expression systems and murine CRISPR mutant models. You will conduct research experimens, activites and intepret results. You will also be exptected to supervise and assist staff and students in laboratory skills as well as publich academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high international standards.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant degree and post graduate qualification in biophysics and/or physiology or pharmacology or molecular science or biochemistry
  • Experience in patch-clamp measurement of ion channels, single channel and/or macroscopic currents, and pClamp software
  • Experience in animal physiology and biochemistry is desirable
  • Experience in molecular biology and preparation of mutant constructs and transfection of contructs in culture cell lines is desirable
  • Experience in animal physiology (measurement of cardiac contractile function by left ventricular catheterisation, echocardiography), and biochemistry (immunoblot and/or western blot technique, fluorescent detection of calcium and/or mitochondrial function) are desirable
  • Ability to supervise students and/or staff
  • Knowledge of safety issues relating to the use of laboratory equipment and chemicals

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:

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: Tuesday, 31 May 2022

This position is open to international applicants.

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


UWA has in place a temporary COVID-19 Premises Access Direction to help protect the University community’s health and safety. This means you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status (or have a Vaccination Exemption Statement) as a condition of entry to all UWA buildings and enclosed outdoor structures.

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 Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.   



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