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Research Officer, Proteomics

Posted date: 05 / 01 / 2023

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI558
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Wednesday, 01 Mar 2023
  • Contact marten.snel@sahmri.com
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Full-time, 3 year contract

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

The Proteomics, Metabolomics and MS-Imaging facility provides an advanced analytical chemistry service. This position supports these services through sample preparation, running experiments and maintaining a well-stocked and organised laboratory.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Generate, analyse, interpret and report proteomics data.
  • Develop validated methods in accordance with relevant guidelines.
  • Maintain laboratory records and relevant databases in a timely manner.
  • Review, analyse and apply relevant scientific literature.
  • Train staff and students in relevant techniques and methods.
  • Ensure laboratory supplies are appropriately stocked.
  • Routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Comply with human ethics, animal ethics, privacy and other appropriate guidelines.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and functioning of the laboratory, be a good corporate citizen.
  • Participating in appropriate training programs, as required.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • PhD in a relevant field and 3-5 years postdoctoral work experience.
  • Strong background in molecular biology or related field to enable higher level interpretation of proteomics results.
  • Data analysis experience, e.g. databank searching and statistical evaluation of results.
  • Expertise in using proteomics software, e.g. MaxQuant, Perseus, Spectronaut, Peaks Studio.
  • Proven ability to develop proteomics and phospho-proteomics methods.
  • Sample preparation experience for proteomics.
  • Knowledge of LC-MS, LC-MS/MS and nano/micro HPLC strongly preferred.
  • Experience in development of validated methods highly desirable.
  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Good team player.

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.


Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Marten Snel at marten.snel@sahmri.com


Applications close: 11:29pm ACDT Friday 03 March 2023.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Wednesday, 01 Mar 2023

Contact marten.snel@sahmri.com

Apply now

Equity & Diversity at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI, we live our commitment to equity and diversity every day: respecting people as individuals and valuing differences to create a working environment that is fair and flexible, promotes personal and professional growth and benefits from the capabilities of a diverse workforce.

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