Postdoctoral Associate in Rust Pathogen Genomics

Sydney, Australia
28 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

  • Opportunity to be part of a research programme investigating the genomics of plant rust genomics, with a specific focus on using recombinant DNA approaches
  • Located at Camden Campus, Plant Services School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • 2 Years Fixed Term, Full-Time, Academic Level A: Base Salary: $73,420 p.a. - $95,556 p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to participate in a research programme investigating the genomics of plant rust genomics, with a specific focus on using recombinant DNA approaches to investigate the interaction of host and pathogen proteins. Supervise Undergraduate student’s research in the area of rust pathogen genomics. Publish research findings in ISI ranked peer reviewed scientific journals.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who has:

  • A PhD in the area of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or similar discipline.
  • Experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications.
  • Experience in recombinant DNA technologies (primer design, vector construction, cloning etc)
  • Knowledge and experience in bioinformatics analysis.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

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 6000 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

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack 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 1298/0619F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Sunday, 14 July 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.

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