Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetic Biocontrol of Vertebrates

Sydney, Australia
Monday, 26 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: from $93,830 p.a. (Level A, step 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 
  • Appointment Type: Full time, 2 years fixed term
  •  Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

Dr Maciej Maselko’s research group in Applied BioSciences at Macquarie University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in genetic biocontrol of vertebrates.

This Centre for Invasive Species Solutions funded project will use zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model system to develop and test novel genetic biocontrol approaches for invasive vertebrate species. You will work closely with collaborators at CSIRO and the Macquarie University Medical School to generate genetically modified strains of zebrafish.

About You

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working on genetic biocontrol of vertebrate pest species. You will also be capable of independent problem solving, establishing new protocols, and driving a project forward while co-ordinating efforts with collaborators.

About Us

Applied BioSciences is a research-only department focused on translating biological knowledge into impactful innovations through collaboration and strategic partnerships. From disease prevention to biosecurity, our research promotes a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable future.

Please see our website to learn more.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

  • A PhD in Molecular Biology or a related field
  • Experience working with transgenic vertebrates
  • Knowledge of genetic biocontrol technologies
  • Experience with molecular cloning
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 tool in vertebrates
  • Experience designing transgenes for tissue specific expression in vertebrates

Role Enquiries: Dr Maciej Maselko via e-mail

Applications Close: Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 11:55 pm EST

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