Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Fellow, Faculty of Science and Health

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Level A/B - $72,062 to $121,504 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Seeking expertise in livestock, molecular diagnostics and/ or bacteriology
  • Drive research outcomes and join a collaborative research team
  • Strategically partner with industry and external stakeholders to focus on key areas in research

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until June 2025), Full Time
  • Level A/B - $72,062 to $121,504 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

This position will play a key role in driving research outcomes by working across various externally funded projects as assigned by the Project Research Lead.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of research projects focussed on the development of novel technologies and methodologies for disease detection in live animals and offal. You will be able to apply your skills and experience in data analysis, molecular biology and quantitative PCR, as well as image analysis for disease identification in tissues from cattle post slaughter.

You will support and collaborate with project teams in all aspects of research design and execution. This project is industry-facing and will require strong stakeholder engagement and high level communication liaison with the red meat processing industry in Australia and internationally.

Applicants near completion of their PhD are welcome to apply but commencement of the position requires completion of a PhD (i.e., the doctoral degree needs to have been awarded before commencement of the position).

It is a requirement of this position the successful candidate holds a current Australian Drivers Licence.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification relevant to the discipline with appropriate expertise
  • A record of research as either an author or co-author of publications
  • Experience as an Early Career Researcher with a strong interest and good discipline knowledge
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a broader research team
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs including WORD, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description or by contacting:

Professor Jane Quinn | Professor in Veterinary and Animal Physiology/ Research Group Lead | | Ph: (02) 6933 4208

Closing Date: 11 pm, 8 September 2022