Research Associate

Sydney, Australia
17 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Opportunity to contribute to the work of the Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research Centre
  • Located on the Darlington/Camperdown campus at the National Health and Medical Research Council(NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre
  • Part-time (0.4), 12 month fixed-term contract. Base salary: $94,629 – $101,018 p.a. pro rata plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding post-doctoral scholar to conduct research in T1T2 Translational Cancer Research, focusing on the translation of cancer research from the bench to the bedside. Bench research could cover a range of disciplines, including laboratory research, epidemiology, psychometrics and social science. Translation to the clinical setting could includeknowledge of disease mechanisms being used to develop new cancer diagnostics or treatments

The Research Associate will contribute to achieving the research priorities of the T1T2 Bench to Bedside Working Group through the provision of research and administrative support at the direction of the Chair and senior academic staff of the working group. The successful candidate will help in the development of research concepts and protocols, research grant applications, and initial research activities to support subsequent initiatives. A research career development program involving career assessment and skill development is also planned for the successful candidate.

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 Associate who has:

  • a BSc or MSc, PhD in a medical research discipline
  • the ability to help drive translation of cancer research from the bench to the bedside
  • a good publication record relative to the opportunity
  • experience with preparing manuscripts and IP disclosure documents, presenting data at national and international meetings and training junior researchers
  • experience in managing ethical approvals and maintaining records relevant to their research

About us

Sydney Catalyst, the Translation Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional NSW, aims to improve health outcomes for people affected by cancer through a translational research program. Sydney Catalyst is a multi-disciplinary/multi-institutional endeavour that brings together outstanding teams of researchers and clinicians from leading NSW institutions with the ability to undertake translational research across the full continuum. Sydney Catalyst is funded by a Translational Cancer Research grant from Cancer Institute NSW, for 5 years from July 2016. Oversight of Sydney Catalyst is the responsibility of the Governing Council, comprised of the Director and five lead investigators from renowned oncology institutions and groups. It is supported by a secretariat and receives advice from an expert Scientific Advisory Committee, with two themed Working Groups playing a more intimate role in planning and conducting specific T1, T2 and T3 research projects and other activities.

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 306/0220F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020

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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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