Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Sydney, Australia
Oct 04, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 18, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)

  • Located at our CBD Campus, Camperdown. Conduct research for The School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Opportunity to participate in a research programme investigating the chromatin looping factor, LIM-domain binding protein1.
  • Full-time, fixed term, 18-month contract. Base salary: $94k-$101k p.a. (Level A,6) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the chromatin looping factor, LIM-domain binding protein 1 (LDB1). This role is heavily focussed on development and engineering of artificial looping factors based on LDB1 and researching in the areas of the transcriptional regulation of gene expression and regulatory proteins in disease and development. You may be required to supervise undergraduate research students, or co-supervise postgraduate students, as well as provide advice and mentoring to other laboratory members. You will publish primary research and review papers around the fields noted above.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • A BSc (Honours) or equivalent and PhD in Biochemistry (or closely-related discipline).
  • An ability to confidently use Recombinant DNA techniques such; as cloning and mutagenesis and Genomic techniques such as; gene editing, chromatin immunoprecipitation and transcriptional activation assay.
  • Demonstrated experience in protein expression and purification
  • Demonstrated experience in non-quantitative methods for assessing biomolecular interactions.
  • An ability to design appropriate experiments to address the underlying research question.

About us

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth and environmental sciences to improve the quality and efficiency of teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching. It is a large School divided into five research and teaching clusters each with its own Chair. SOLES currently teaches 1892 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students and over 200 postgraduate students.

The University of Sydney is recognised as one of the best universities in the world, with a breadth and depth of disciplinary excellent unequalled by any other Australian university. Our research, all of which is ranked at world standard or above (ERA 2015), is driven by the big picture and aims to solve the most important problems and the most exciting new challenges facing society.

The University of Sydney invests in research excellence. Initiatives that contribute to outstanding research outcomes are key to our University strategy and are being supported by an unprecedented investment in our research activities.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2081-0919F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 18 October 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.