Postdoctoral Research, School of Medical Sciences

Camperdown, Australia
$100,717 + 17% superannuation
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to contribute to a research project focused on modelling neurological disease using pluripotent stem cells
  • Full time fixed term until December 2024
  • Base Salary from $100,717 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised as one of the leading centres for medical science education in the world. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leading members of the medical research community with an innovative integrated curriculum. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

The School of Medical Sciences are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher with experience in human pluripotent stem cell biology, including directed differentiation to neural cell types, to join an international team focused on identifying disease mechanisms associated with common gene-mutations associated with Parkinson's disease. You will be someone who is passionate to find out more about Parkinson's disease pathogenesis and who can bring additional skills to the project in the area of stem cell biology.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain and work with multiple patient-derived pluripotent stem cell lines
  • undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team)
  • contributing and coordinating to the research and administration activities of the discipline
  • develop research collaborations which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialisation, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry.

About you

  • have a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline
  • experience the maintenance and directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
  • experience immunocytochemistry and microscopic analysis
  • track record of preparation of scientific data, including manuscripts for peer-review
  • have expertise in the design and conduct of qualitative and quantitative research
  • demonstrates a strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams, industry and professional institutions, health partners, and stakeholders
  • have excellent managing and communication skills, and with good experience in disseminating research results and supervising Honours or HRD students.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

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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Applications Close

Wednesday 19 April 2023 11:59 PM

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