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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology

Camperdown, Australia
$101,507 - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

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Job Details

  • Full time, 12-month fixed term with possibility of extension. Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown Campus
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to world-leading research in the extracellular matrix regulation of stem cell biology
  • Base Salary Level A $101,507 - $112,462 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Life and Environment Sciences (SOLES) are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology to work on a project investigating the immunomodulatory function of mesenchymal stem cells in response to extracellular matrix proteins.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stem Cell Biology position will work under the supervision of Dr Giselle Yeo and Prof Tony Weiss at the Charles Perkins Centre in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • undertake research on stem cell and extracellular matrix protein interactions, including in the context of immune cell regulation
  • drive and contribute to original research, review papers, and conference presentations
  • participate in regular project meetings with the research teams
  • support the training and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • support general laboratory operations, including managing inventories and addressing WHS requirements.

The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) is a modern, multidisciplinary research centre committed to improving global health. The CPC aims to generate innovative and workable solutions, by bringing together many disciplines to combat health challenges and to achieve improved health on a global scale. The CPC pursues research that is mindful of the interconnected effect of the environment, food, genetics, and technology - among other factors - in determining individual and wider population health. To learn more about the CPC, click here.

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 Stem Cell Biology who has:

  • a strong track record of publishing their research in high impact journals
  • a PhD (or is near completion of a PhD) in cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or a related area
  • demonstrated proficiency in laboratory techniques, including: mammalian cell culture (preferably stem and immune cells), isolation and characterisation of immune cells from blood, T cell activation and suppression, monocyte differentiation, cytokine quantification, quantitative RT-PCR, Western blotting, ELISA, fluorescence and confocal imaging, flow cytometry
  • proficiency in or a willingness to learn immunohistochemistry, transcriptomic and proteomic analyses, including single-cell techniques
  • demonstrated ability to drive and conduct research/scholarly activities efficiently and independently
  • the ability and a willingness to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to contribute to long-term research goals
  • experience in, or willingness to train research students
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as superior organisational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

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.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Sunday 14 January 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

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