Research Assistant, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Sydney, Australia
14 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to assist ARC Future Fellow, Dr Alyson Ashe with the general running of the lab, and assist with routine experiments.
  • Located within walking distance from both Redfern Station & Broadway Shopping Centre.
  • Full-time, 12-month Fixed Term, with opportunity to extend. Base salary: $69,293 - $73,216 p.a. Level 4, plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

Reporting into Dr Alyson Ashe, the Research Assistant will provide technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator and the team to support the research activity. This includes preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members, performing fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research laboratory by providing essential technical and operational support.

If successful, you will be expected to coordinate the activities associated with research projects, and work towards ensuring that experiments/etc are prepared for and run smoothly. When working in a laboratory, this may also include responsibility for any lab work carried out by students and preparing equipment for experiments that are carried out.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Assistant with the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline and/or relevant experience in related field.    
  • Experience in carrying out scientific literary searches and preparing literary reviews for further analysis.
  • Working understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation,
  • Experience in a research-intensive environment or interest in teaching and working in academia.
  • Advanced data analysis skills, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings.

About us

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) is a new School consisting of staff previously in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Molecular Biosciences, the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, and forms part of the Division of Natural Sciences (DNS). The DNS enrolled 6,177 undergraduate students, 1,129 postgraduate students and 1,108 international full fee-paying students (u/g and p/g) in 2014. The School has reporting lines to the Dean of each of the three faculties for line management of the Head, and the management of the School should be in liaison with the Division Board. 

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 2344/1119F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 28 November 2019

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.