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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genome Biology

Camperdown, Australia
$105,350 - $112,462 p.a + 17% superannuation
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • 2 years fixed term, with full time or part time hours optional. Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)
  • Exciting opportunity for an independent and creative person who is keen to work as a team to develop new understanding of circadian biology
  • Base Salary, level A $105,350 - $112,462 p.a + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) at The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genome Biology to be a key participant in a research team comprising molecular biologists and computational biologists and will collaborate across a broader team of reproductive scientists and genome biologists. This new position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in research that helps us to better understand circannual biology in animals.

Working with Professor Claire Wade and Associate Professor Alyson Ashe, the candidate will develop and manage protocols to understand the genomics and metabolomics of circadian and circannual biology employing a C.elegans model. The broader project is relevant to a range of domestic and wild animal species and there are opportunities to develop skills in a broad range of areas including genetic manipulation of model organisms, bioinformatics, and metabolomics.

The successful applicant will participate in a vibrant multidisciplinary research community. Opportunities exist for the development of your own independent research through the supervision of research undergraduate and research postgraduate projects in a supportive research environment.

We are looking for someone who can help us maintain the momentum of our project and who can foster and manage our wider national and international collaborations.

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 Genome Biology who has:

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • a PhD in a relevant area and expertise in genomics, metabolomics, or proteomics
  • willingness to become proficient in C. elegans husbandry
  • the ability to work independently to meet project objectives
  • strong research track record evidenced by lead authorship of publications in high quality media.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • experience in C. elegans husbandry, in the preparation of biological samples for downstream analyses, and in the interpretation of transcriptomic data
  • strong problem-solving skills to resolve a diverse range of complex problems
  • the ability to design experiments independently
  • the ability to confidently collaborate with researchers with a range of disciplinary backgrounds.

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.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

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 reasons for the position.

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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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Simon Drew, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources at or Professor Claire Wade at

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Applications Close

Tuesday 23 April 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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