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A3BC CLEARbridge Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

St Leonards, Australia
$105,350- $112,462, + 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Full Time Fixed term initial 12 months contract with possible extension based on performance, located at the Kolling Institute, Northern Sydney (Arabanoo) Precinct
  • Exciting opportunity to join the Australian Arthritis and Autoimmune Biobanking Collaborative (A3BC)
  • Offering Base Salary $105,350- $112,462, + 17% superannuation ((with the final position offered based on the selected applicant's track record, skillset and expertise.)

About the opportunity

The Northern Sydney (Arabanoo) Precinct of the Faculty of Medicine and Health has an exciting opportunity for the role of A3BC CLEARbridge Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the A3BC team. The Australian Arthritis and Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative (A3BC) aims to identify causes and cures for a wide range of musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions using biobank-enabled, data-linked, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research. The current project will explore multiomic determinants of inflammatory arthritis with a focus on the contribution of the microbiome.

Working with the national team, this position is ideally suited to a self-motivated person with an interest in inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune conditions, the microbiome, DNA/RNA sequencing and big data analysis.

This Postdoctoral Research-focused academic at Level A is expected to apply and develop their expertise in conducting research. They will conduct research and/or scholarly activities under the limited supervision of the team leader and other senior academic staff, either independently or as part of a research team.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with the team leader and other team members actively engaging in laboratory work
  • to work independently and as part of the A3BC research team,
  • develop research collaborations and engage with the national team
  • contribute to the design and lead the execution of relevant experiments
  • publish research papers and present findings in meetings and conferences
  • contribute to applications for competitive research grants or funding
  • assist with training and informal supervising/mentoring roles for students as required.

About you

  • must hold a science-based PhD .
  • must have laboratory experience with familiarity with lab operations, coordinating experiments, and ensuring accurate data collection
  • desirable to have capacity to perform laboratory-based techniques including cell isolation and culture, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, genomic data analysis, flow cytometry and/or other immune assay skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective collaborative working relationships
  • experience developing and contributing to strategic direction of research projects and evidence by producing original, high quality and independent research
  • ability to communicate effectively across a range of forums-accuracy, attention to detail and highly organized, with the ability to work according to strict deadlines
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work

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

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

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.

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements. This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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

All applications must (include a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) as per the details mentioned in the advert, can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Applications Close

Tuesday 25 June 2024 11:59 PM


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