Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology

Sydney, Australia
$100K - $110K + 17% superannuation
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term with potential to extend. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Chemistry
  • An exciting opportunity to learn and use a number of complementary biological and chemical techniques to characterize a novel enzyme system with various health and disease implications.
  • Base Salary level A $100K - $110K + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Chemistry is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology to study a novel enzymatic oxygen sensing system and its role low oxygen diseases.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to an interdisciplinary research program investigating the biochemical properties of a novel enzymatic oxygen sensing system and its role in fundamental biological processes and low oxygen diseases (DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw0112)
  • supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research students working in the area of biological chemistry
  • publish research papers and present findings at relevant conferences.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney is a leading Chemistry department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. Our more than 30 academic staff, 100 research staff, and 100 research students conduct research across the full spectrum of pure and applied chemistry. Our research excellence is recognised by numerous prizes and awards to individual staff members and the award of over $7 million in research funding each year. With the support of over 30 professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Chemistry administers and delivers undergraduate teaching for about 2500 students. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity, and we are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

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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 in Biological Chemistry/Chemical Biology who has:(or is about to receive) a Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related discipline

  • (or is about to receive) a Ph.D. in biochemistry or closely related discipline
  • experience in recombinant protein expression and purification
  • experience in (or a desire to learn) mass spectrometry and/or proteomics
  • experience in (or a desire to learn) mammalian cell culture
  • experience in (or a desire to learn) biophysical and structural techniques, such as SPR and X-ray crystallography
  • a demonstrated ability to coordinate research activities, either independently or as part as a team
  • an enthusiastic and inquisitive scientific mind.

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