Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orthopaedics

Sydney, Australia
09 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Orthopaedics
  • Located at the Kolling Institute within the Northern Clinical School in the Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Fixed Term for 3 years with possible extension, base salary of $94,629 plus leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to lead high-quality research focused on orthopaedic research in the area of hip and knee arthroplasty.

The Kolling Institute is a joint venture between the Northern Local Health District and the University of Sydney. This is a fantastic opportunity to launch your academic career working alongside a world renowned individual and surrounded by multidisciplinary research teams. The position is particularly focused on actively leading and performing fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the management of imaging database, patient registry, retrieval collection and associated database.  You will work with cutting edge technology and work with the guidance of internationally recognised Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Bill Walter.

This full-time position intends to assist the Postdoctoral Research Associate to launch their academic career and provide experience that will enhance their career prospects and develop them as a potential research leader.

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 people who have:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Surgery, data science or related research.
  • Evidence of a growing publication track record with first-author publications preferably in the area of hip and knee arthroplasty or a related field
  • Bioinformatic and computational skills needed for data analysis and management, statistical analysis techniques, and interpreting research findings including in written and oral formats
  • Proven 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 Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to carry out routine research tasks autonomously, with minimal guidance and/or supervision once process is agreed upon and/or learnt. You will be expected to prioritise your own work to meet any deadlines and project needs.

About us

The Kolling Institute is the major biomedical research institute at Royal North Shore Hospital and is a joint venture between the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD). The research focus of the Kolling Institute is on a range of lifespan conditions.

Our large-scale research is collaborative and innovative, our laboratories are state of the art and our clinics are a valuable resource for people in need. Our visionary research teams’ partner with the community, industry, government and diverse branches of academia to make a real difference to people’s lives.

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

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 1698/0819F to apply.

Closing date: 9:00am, Friday 4 October 2019 (Sydney time) 

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

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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