Research Fellow in Ophthalmology

Camperdown, Australia
$113,184 + 17% superannuation
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to contribute to a research project focused the detection and repair of sick retinal ganglion cells
  • Full time, 3 year fixed term
  • Base Salary $113,184 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Save Sight Institute (SSI) is a Centre of The University of Sydney, within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, located on the campus of Sydney Eye Hospital in Macquarie Street, Sydney. It was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia, is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching.

Ophthalmology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine and science, and the Save Sight Institute has gathered together a critical mass of clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology which is unique within the University of Sydney. The Research Fellow will focus on project related to aging lifestyle interventions including exercise and diet modification to protect the optic nerve in rodent models.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to ongoing research that is investigating the detection of sick retinal ganglion cells in experimental glaucoma models (rodent) and human glaucoma
  • to build a portfolio of independent research within the scope and guidance of the Crowston team
  • to contribute to the generation and analysis of hyperspectral imaging data
  • to contribute to building data analytics, programming and bioinformatics capacity within the Crowston team
  • to help build research collaborations with which will ultimately result in knowledge or technology transfer leading to commercialization, improved policy or practice and/or enhancements to industry
  • to assist and where appropriate lead future grant applications and supervision of PhD students.

About you

  • have a medical degree and experience with clinical practice and clinical research techniques. in an academic field relevant to the discipline
  • demonstrates expertise and experience in undertaking laboratory research, in particular rodent and tissue culture-based models.
  • have established experience with stem cell culture techniques and neuronal differentiation
  • have broad expertise in data analytics, programming and bioinformatic analysis techniques
  • demonstrate a track record of research experience in leading research institutions
  • have the capacity to provide excellent mentorship for students and junior scientists
  • demonstrates a strong track record of effectively working in multi-disciplinary teams, industry and professional institutions, health partners, and stakeholders.

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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.

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EEO statement

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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