Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney School of Dentistry

Sydney, Australia
19 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to contribute to research the link between oral and general health with the Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Sydney School of Dentistry
  • Located in The Charles Perkins Centre in the University of Sydney, Camperdown
  • Full-time, 3 years fixed-term with a base salary of $74K to $101K p.a., plus leave loading and up to 17% superannuation.

About the opportunity

As the Postdoctoral Research Associate you will design, conduct and analyse experimental (animal) studies that are aimed to explore the association and mechanisms involved between oral and general health with a special focus on diet and the oral/gut microbiota. 782/0620F

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate you will be a key member of the team supporting research projects which explore the link between oral and general health i.e. this includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and mental health.

This role will interact with researchers and clinicians of multiple backgrounds and various stakeholders from multi displinary backgrounds.

This is an exciting newly created full time opportunity to work closely with Professor Joerg Eberhard  and the team aiming to solve complex issues related to oral health and general health.

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 Postdoctoral Research Associate who can demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in medicine, biology or chemistry or a closely related discipline (must be finished before application)
  • Experience in animal (rodent) experiments
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, including qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA sequencing, immunochemistry
  • Experience in data analysis and biostatistics including the use of statistical packages
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and across disciplines
  • The ability to supervise HDR students working in the project Candidates willing and capable to apply for Scholarships and funding aimed to develop an independent research group will be preferred
  • Candidates who in addition demonstrate experience in clinical trial management, clinical trial design will be preferred.

About us

The University of Sydney School of Dentistry and the Charles Perkins Centre have started a fruitful and exciting collaboration in 2016 by establishing the Chair of Lifespan Oral Health and the Oral and General Health Node. The team of HDR students and researchers spans a wide range of topics exploring the interaction between oral and general health working together with collaboration partners from various medical disciplines and basic science researchers. This is a unique environment with the potential for high impact research improving health and care of Australians and beyond.

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

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 782/0620F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Sunday 19 July 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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