Associate Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Wollongong, Australia
24 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


  • Fixed term, full-time appointment (two years)

The position will be responsible for the operation and management of molecular analytical facilities including a qPCR and an ONT GridION X5 Sequencer. This appointee will also work on an ARC Discovery project which aims to develop a real-time and low-cost genomic tool to monitor and track pathogens in urban wastewater systems by integrating the third-generation sequencing platform, bioinformatics and modelling, lab reactor experiments, field studies, high-precision biomarker analysis and sewage epidemiology approaches.

To be successful, the appointee should possess a PhD in genomics or bioinformatics, molecular biology, environmental microbiology or other related disciplines, and have experience in sequencing of environmental or wastewater microbiome, using NGS or nanopore sequencing. Certain vaccinations will be required to work with environmental samples.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. 

For further information about this position, please contact Dr Guangming Jiang,

The University of Wollongong is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and inclusion, and believe gender equality is fundamental to achieving our goal of being in the top 1%. The University seeks to increase the representation of women in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) to address gender imbalance. As a recognised leader in gender equality, we offer professional development programs and promote a healthy work life balance.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 23/02/2020, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level A: $79,490 - $93,130 + 17% superannuation
HR Contact: Ugo De Gori
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