Post Doctoral Fellow, Single Molecule Science

Sydney, Australia
$75, 069 – $100, 090 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location - Sydney NSW Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The School of Medical Sciences is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick.

Located within the School is the EMBL Australia node in Single Molecule Science at UNSW. The group conducts research into the role of viral proteins in promoting infection, evading immunity and pathogenesis, notably using X-ray crystallography, cryoEM, single molecule microscopy and infection models. The group is also part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging at the University.

About the role:

  • 1-year Full time, Fixed term contract
  • $75, 069 – $100, 090 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading

The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research at the interface of structural biology, virology, and immunology within the Jacques group at the EMBL Australia node in Single Molecule Science at UNSW. The position will drive a research project, provide experimentally support other students and researchers, help define and drive new research directions aligned with the overall goals of the group and the single molecule science unit and help supervise students and research assistants.

Further details are available on the attached position description.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in protein science, immunology or a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques and experience in recombinant protein technology, protein purification and characterisation
  • Demonstrated experience in cell-free protein expression and interactomics technologies
  • Demonstrated expertise in the quantitative and/or computational analysis of experimental data
  • Demonstrated understanding of virology, particularly HIV and human innate immunity and the relevant signalling pathways
  • Proven track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant area or field, and experience in grant writing

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. 

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Contact: Merita O'Connell


Applications close: 11pm 19th November 2018

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