Research Fellow, Treatment of Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain
- UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
- Camperdown, Australia
- $100,717 + 17% superannuation
- 22 Mar 2023
- End of advertisement period
- 01 Apr 2023
- Academic Discipline
- Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health, Medicine & Dentistry
- Job Type
- Academic Posts, Research Fellowships
- Contract Type
- Fixed Term
- Full Time
- Full time, fixed term until April 2026
- Located in the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Pharmacy School
- Base Salary from $100,717 + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
Our team of researchers lead internationally competitive research projects ranging from molecules to medicine. Join the team as a Research Fellow and work on defining new cellular targets for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain. You will work under the supervision of Professor Elena Bagley and will work on defining new cellular targets for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain. You will play a key role using your quantitative and qualitative skills to collect data and work on various research components. As a Research Fellow you will support the design, development and evaluation of the how opioids alter neural function to support the development of compulsive drug use and chronic pain.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- apply and refine expertise in research methodologies
- undertake original research (either independently or as part of a team) within discipline or area of expertise
- develop research collaborations which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialization, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry
- assist with future grant applications and supervision of PhD students.
- have a PhD in in neuroscience or pharmacology or another relevant discipline
- have strong expertise and experience in patch clamp electrophysiology and optogenetics
- have strong expertise and experience in amygdala and/or orbitofrontal cortex physiology
- have strong expertise and experience in endogenous neuromodulator pharmacology
- have strong expertise and experience in animal models of addiction or reward/aversive learning
- demonstrate a track record of impactful research and publications in their field
- demonstrate a strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams, industry and professional institutions, health partners, and stakeholders.
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.
At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
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