Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Sciences, Level A or B

Sydney, Australia
01 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Level A, Step 6 (PhD or nearly completed) From $91,991 - $98,588 p.a., OR Level B from $103,914 to $122,947 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term (2 years). Part-time working arrangement may be considered.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role 

The Department is currently seeking a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Reporting to Professor Paul Haynes in the Department of Molecular Sciences you will:

  • be responsible for completing the quantitative proteomic analysis required as part of an ARC funded project in rice root biology
  • design, perform and analyse quantitative plant proteomics experiments as part of a larger multidisciplinary research team
  • be able to generate new research ideas and directions within the broader project framework.

About You 

You will have completed a Ph.D in a relevant field and have experience in proteomics analysis using high resolution mass spectrometry. Experience in plant growth and physiology, and microscopic imaging experiments, is highly desirable. You will enjoy bringing impactful research outcomes and working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team. You will design and perform quantitative proteomic analysis studies, and are familiar with the process of turning large-scale data into biological knowledge

About Us

The Department of Molecular Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Engineering is a research intensive department of academics and students who study and teach chemistry and molecular cell sciences. The focus of our academics is at the exciting molecular science interfaces with chemistry, biology and materials. Our students gain cross-disciplinary perspectives while developing discipline specific skills in chemistry and biomolecular science. We apply this philosophy of studying “molecules to cells” to achieve a sustainable environment, understand health and disease, develop materials and advance new molecular technologies. Research and teaching strength in molecular science includes analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, cellular biology, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology and genomics, synthetic biology, organic/inorganic synthesis, proteomics, protein chemistry, physical chemistry. Click here to find out more about the Department of Molecular Sciences.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online, and applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process with your curriculum vitae.


  • Demonstrate experience in analysis of post-translational modifications of proteins.
  • Demonstrate experience in quantitative shotgun proteomic analysis, including both data dependent acquisition and data independent acquisition-based approaches.
  • Proven track record of successfully completing research projects leading to high quality publications.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills in both written and oral formats.


  • Experience in plant biochemistry and physiology will be desirable.

Additional selection criteria for appointment at Level B:

  • Excellent research track record as evidenced by journal publications
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct collaborative research or independently
  • Demonstrated ability to be actively involved in supervision of postgraduate research students or research training activities
  • An ability to develop new research directions and incorporate new technologies into ongoing projects.

Level of appointment will be subject to qualifications and experience.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Paul A. Haynes at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at or +61 2 9850 9745

Applications Close: Friday 16th August 2019 at 11:55 pm

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