Research Fellow, Geriatric Pharmacology

Sydney, Australia
04 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Manage and conduct leading research on geriatric pharmacology at a renowned institute
  • Located at the Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Full-time, 12 months, fixed term  with potential extension and a base salary of $106Kp.a., plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is seeking a Research Fellow to manage and conduct research in a wet laboratory specialising in geriatric pharmacology, at the Kolling Institute; under the direction of conjoint Professor, Sarah Hilmer. The laboratory investigates the effects of therapeutic drugs in old age, using a range of techniques common in pharmacology and ageing research. It is part of a translational research group that also conducts clinical, population and implementation research on quality use of medicines in old age. The key responsibilities of this position will be:

  • undertaking original research (either independently, or as part of a team) within geriatric pharmacology
  •  building and maintaining a research profile which meet University expectations and standards
  • developing research collaborations which will improve policy or practice
  • contributing to the strategic direction of the University, Kolling and Ageing and Pharmacology Laboratory

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 Fellow who:

  • has acquired a PhD in an academic field relevant to geriatric pharmacology
  • has a developing research profile evidenced by original, high-quality and independent published research in the disciplines of ageing and/or pharmacology
  • possesses experience conducting experience in vivo studies and in wet lab techniques, including histology, immunohistochemistry and western blotting
  • has demonstrated expertise in wet lab management, including occupational health and safety, ethics and project management
  • holds a developing network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, as well as relevant partners and stakeholders
  • can demonstrate a developing expertise in research management, including budget management

The incumbent will also have a demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively across a range of media and forums.

About us

To find out more about the Northern Clinical School and Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre please follow the links below:

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 2634/1119F to apply.

Closing date: February 4th, 2020 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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