Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Biology

Sydney, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
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

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

The Faculty of Science consists of nine schools, with more than 400 staff and 700 researchers. The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) has an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology, including proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases.

About the role

  • $75K-$100K plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work the mechanisms of non-coding RNA gene regulation in pathogenic bacteria, under the guidance of Dr Jai Tree in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. The project will extend recent work profiling non-coding RNA targets using novel high-throughput sequencing methodologies.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or related field.
  • Excellent research track record in Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry, and/or Molecular Biology as evidenced by quality and number of research publications.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and performing laboratory-based experiments and achieving project objectives within timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to present research findings at seminars and conferences
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising Undergraduate and Honours students.
  • Ability and capacity to implement required UNSW health and safety policies and procedures.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: Jai Tree


Applications close: January 6th, 2018

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