Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolic Diseases
- Full time, fixed term until 1st May 2025. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
- Opportunity to make valuable contributions to research in Metabolic disease
- Base Salary, Level A $100,717 - $107,516 p.a + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Metabolic Diseases to carry out independent research, keeping with the aims of the laboratory and the Charles Perkins Centre.
The successful incumbent will be expected to develop and apply methodologies, as the need arises, and teach new methodologies to members of the group and wider university community as needed. They will also coordinate a number of research programs and ensure timely completion of them.
This role will provide the incumbent with an opportunity to establish considerable expertise in a unique area such as cell biology, molecular biology, microscopy, small animal experiments, data analysis and disseminating this skill base to other members of the team at CPC as well as external researchers.
Your key responsibilities will be to:
- participate in and continue laboratory research programs investigating metabolic disease
- conceive of and implement research programs investigating metabolic disease
- carry out independent research that is in keeping with the aims of the lab and the CPC
- develop and apply methodologies, as the need arises, and teach new methodologies to members of the group and wider university community as needed
- foster collaborations to advance research programs within the group
- compete for national and international funding opportunities
- gain peer recognition by presentations at national and international scientific meetings
- publish research in high-ranking peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
- supervise honours and PhD students
- establish considerable expertise in a unique area such as cell biology, molecular biology, microscopy, small animal experiments, data analysis and disseminating this skill base to other members of the team at CPC as well as external researchers.
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 such as genetics, cell biology or physiology
- expertise in performing experiments in small animals including drug administration, performance of tolerance tests, measurement of indirect calorimetry, assessment of in vivo metabolism
- deep experience with cell culture
- breadth of expertise in molecular biology including isolation of RNA, PCR, cloning
- general expertise in protein biochemistry including but not limited to immunoblotting, ELISA and developing enzymatic assays
- general expertise in data analysis with some level of expertise in one of the programming environments such as "R"
- the ability and willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
- excellent communication (written and verbal) coupled with organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
- a strong track record of publishing research and expertise in machine learning.
The successful candidate does not have to have expertise in all of these areas but a combination of these areas would be desirable.
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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.
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.
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