April 19, 2010

Employment Opportunity: Director, eResearch SA

Posted in Adelaide, jobs, Research at 2:42 am by cminge

eResearch SA
University of Adelaide, South Australia
Salary: Level SM1/C6, $106,539 – $110, 929 per annum or salary commensurate with employee qualifications and experience (plus 17% superannuation and salary packaging options)

eResearch SA seeks to appoint a dynamic Director who has the vision to transform research practices in South Australia.

This fixed-term position is available from 1st July 2010 for a period of three years in the first instance. Based at the University of Adelaide, eResearch SA is a collaborative joint venture between the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia. It was established in 2007 to provide eResearch support, training, and infrastructure for South Australia’s vibrant research community.

The Director will have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, a strong record of innovative achievement as a leader, and a demonstrated knowledge and awareness of state and national eResearch agendas. Suitably qualified and experienced professionals with a demonstrated understanding of the underlying technologies, solutions and support required in this key leadership role should apply.

More information, including the position description and information package is available from www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/current/15240/ or alternatively contact Mr James Tizard, telephone: +61 8 8303 5166, or email: james.tizard@eresearchsa.edu.au.

Email applications to director@eresearchsa.edu.au by the closing date, 14 May 2010.


April 15, 2010

ASELL Science Workshop

Posted in Adelaide, Podcasts, Research, schools, science, seminar tagged , , , , , at 1:00 am by cascius

The ASELL Science Workshop was held on the 6th-9th of April 2010 at the University of Adelaide. It involved the disciplines biology, chemistry and physics. Universities were invited to send 2-person teams (one academic and one student). Thes workshop included a mixture of discussions and laboratory-based activities. Each team showcased one experiment from its home institution. Up to 4 teams from each institution per discipline were allowed to attend. Institutions were encouraged to submit experiments they considered good or experiments that needed major improvement.

Listen to the podcast from the workshop.

April 7, 2010

ASMR SA Annual Scientific Meeting – First Call for Abstracts

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, Research at 12:49 am by cminge

Conference date: Wednesday June 9, 2010

Researchers from all around Adelaide involved in medical and health related research are invited to submit their abstracts. Once again, the theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Celebrating Science in SA’. Last year’s meeting was an enormous success with over 200 registrants and more than 100 poster and oral presentations.

This year’s awards include:

  • The Annual Ross Wishart Memorial Award
  • Honours Student Awards
  • Early Career Researcher Awards
  • Best Oral and Best Poster presentations

Closing date for Abstracts: Friday April 30th, 2010

For online registration and abstract submission please visit http://www.asmr.org.au/MRWSA.html

For further information please contact the convenors: Stamatiki Kritas & Tina Bianco-Miotto

April 6, 2010

What’s a POGIL? Listen to this interview to find out

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 5:07 am by cascius

POGIL stands for ‘Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning’  and is  as an alternative instructional approach for  university instruction. While the focus will be on science instruction, the conceptual framework is applicable to all discipline areas.


Listen to this  interview by Alan Carrington to find out more about POGIL.

Fulbright Scholarships for study/research in the United States for 2011

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:02 am by cascius

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is one of the largest and most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world. Established by the United States government in 1946, it now exists between the U.S. and 150 countries.
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is supported by the Australian and U.S. governments and a variety of corporate sponsors.

Between 20-25 Fulbright Scholarships(A30,000-A$45,000) are annually granted to Australian Postgraduates, Senior Scholars, Postdoctoral and Professional Scholars and a similar number of Postgraduate and Senior Scholarships for Americans to study in Australia.

WHEN: Tuesday 20 April, 2.15-3.15pm

WHERE: Seminar Room, Adelaide Graduate Centre, Level 6, 115 Grenfell Street at the University of Adelaide.

PRESENTER: Dr Joe Hlubucek, Executive Director, Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

This presentation is for Australian citizens who are current honours and postgraduate students and academic staff, who are interested in study or research in the United States.  A focus of the presentation this year will be the Fulbright South Australia Scholarship.

Look here for further information on Fullbright.

For more information on the 2010 Australian Fulbright Scholars please go to the following link on the Fulbright website:

If you are interested in attending this information session,please advise Anne Witt by Friday 16 April 2010.

April 1, 2010

Women In Science Fellowships (2010) – L’Oréal Australia

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, news, Research, science tagged , , , , at 5:59 am by cascius

L’Oreal Australia is offering three (3)  $20,000 Fellowships. The  Fellowships are intended to help early-career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science.


  • The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.
  • L’Oréal Australia are looking for women who have completed their PhD in the last five years (allowance is made for maternity leave).

Full criteria for eligibility, application instructions and profiles of past Fellows are online at http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/loreal.

The L’Oréal Australia For Women In Science Fellowships are now in their fourth year and are supported by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.

The Fellowships are highly competitive and potential nominees are encouraged to read the brief profiles of past recipients before applying.

Applications are open until midnight Monday 3 May, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications  will only be accepted via the online form.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!