Postdoctoral Research Associate in Proteomics

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Level A $97,043 p.a. - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation
05 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
06 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time 2 years fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in human ageing and hormone function
  • Base Salary Level A $97,043 p.a. - $100,717 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate who is an experienced biochemist to coordinate the proteome analysis of human plasma samples derived from several ageing study cohorts. Reporting to Professor David James and being part of a team involved meal tests and exercise interventions across the human ageing spectrum. Skills required include plasma protein sample preparation, LC-MS/MS analysis, data processing, statistical evaluation, and data visualisation.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate the mass spectrometry-based proteomic analysis of protein samples including blood plasma
  • undertake the latest sample preparation methods for proteome analysis
  • ensure the acquisition high quality LC-MS/MS data through QC and instrument calibration
  • process raw data using high performance software packages prior to statistical analysis
  • undertake statistical analysis and visualization of data using R, Tableau, and related software
  • Coordinate and lead the publication of research papers
  • display research excellence and integrity
  • assist with grant writing and associated reporting
  • aupport teaching activities and the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth and environmental sciences to improve teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching. It is a large School divided into three Research and Teaching Themes. SOLES currently teaches 1892 equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) undergraduate students and over 200 postgraduate students.

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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 has:

  • a PhD (or near completion) in biochemistry, or related disciplines
  • excellent skills in sample preparation for proteomics including for blood plasma and tissues
  • outstanding skills in mass spectrometry-based proteomics including LC-MS/MS
  • exceptional understanding of raw MS data processing software and acquisition strategies (e.g. DIA/DDA)
  • established skills in data analysis and visualization for proteomics data
  • demonstrated ability to coordinate research/scholarly activities under limited supervision
  • the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
  • excellent communication (written and verbal)
  • organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • a strong track record of publishing their research.

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EEO statement

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Applications Close

Tuesday 06 September 2022 11:59 PM

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