Research Associate

Sydney, Australia
Jun 02, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 21, 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the NSW Health Statewide Biobank as a Research Associate
  • Located at The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus   
  • Full-time, fixed-term until December 2022, Level A, base salary from $74K - $101K p.a., plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Associate will provide technical knowledge and project management support to the Chief Investigators and will collaborate with Associate Investigators and other research collaborators to support the research for the work area. This includes actively contributing to and/or leading research activities, assisting with the design of and/or designing research protocols, undertaking critical aspects of research work including formation of analysis and key findings. You will collate and record research data, draw insights and analyses, report information from the research undertaken and may work with the Chief Investigators and Associate Investigators to source grant funding.

The position will be based within the NSW Health Statewide Biobank at Camperdown, which is a recently established facility to support world-class health and medical research across the state.

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 Research Associate who has:

  • prior research experience with or knowledge of molecular biology and/or genetics techniques that employ nucleotide sequence reagents.
  • prior research experience with or understanding of bioinformatics analysis of nucleotide sequences.
  • the ability to show initiative within a collaborative research environment, and to proactively drive the progress of a research project.
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • the ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure, with competing priorities and sometimes limited supervision
  • the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) completing further studies such as PhD or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research.

About us

The NSW Health Statewide Biobank is a game changer for medical research in NSW, providing a pathway to better research that leads to better treatment for patients.

The Research Associate will work with Prof. Jennifer Byrne (NSW Health Statewide Biobank, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney), in close collaboration with Dr Cyril Labbé (Univ Grenoble Alpes, France) and Dr Amanda Capes-Davis (Children’s Medical Research Institute, Westmead). Drs Byrne, Labbé and Capes-Davis have been awarded NHMRC Ideas grant funding for a 3-year research project (2020-2022) “Prevalence and impact of fraudulent cancer research publications targeting the functions of human genes”.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

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 754/0620F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm, Sunday 21 June 2020 (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.

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