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Postdoctoral Fellow, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
25 Apr 2022

SCI: Centre for Inflammation

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At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

Come and join the Centre for Inflammation (the Centre). The first initiative joint programme between the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Centenary Institute (CI).

The Centre, led by Professor Phil Hansbro, is a large, internationally renowned and world-leading research centre in chronic respiratory diseases, and is recognised by Australian industry and government agencies as a leading source of knowledge and expertise in this space. The Centre carries out fundamental, discovery and translational research. We investigate the mechanisms of disease induction and progression, research and develop new and novel therapies and preventatives, as well as translational human and clinical studies. There is the potential for a long-term career and progression in the Centre.

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level B) to lead the COPD Node. The main focus of this node is to investigate disease mechanisms, development and progression of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The role will have a major emphasis on investigating novel therapeutic and preventative treatments for COPD. The individual must have experience in immunological, cellular and/or molecular techniques.

About you

You are a self-motivated individual, with extensive project management experience, achieving research outcomes and meeting deadlines.

You will also havesome of the following:

  • Doctoral Degree (or submission of degree) as it pertains to the pathogenesis of COPD/respiratory disease.
  • Ability and willingness to work with mouse and human tissues, sample collection and analysis
  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing
  • Demonstrated experience in the pathogenesis of asthma and/or respiratory disease
  • Experience in standard laboratory techniques
  • Experience in immunological, microbiological, molecular and cellular techniques.
  • Experience in using standard research laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of research methodology, policy and requirements of health-related research

For more information about the role, click apply and download the Position Statement.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:

Level A: $82,158 to $100,063 pa
Level B: $109,285 to $129,345 pa

The successful applicant may be appointed at level A or B dependent on their level of expertise and experience as outlined in the essential criteria on the Position Statement.

This role also attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and the appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months initially with the strong potential for extension on an ongoing basis.There may be multiple positions available.

How to Apply

Please click the here to apply to be taken to the UTS website. Here you can download:

  • full details of the application process;
  • a copy of the position statement; and
  • information on remuneration, benefits, terms and conditions.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Marie Hetherington in the UTS Recruitment Team at

Please include reference IRC216690 on all correspondence.

Closing Date: Monday 25th April 2022 at 11:59 am (AEST)

This role is open to overseas applicants

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

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