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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Cancer Research)

St Leonards, Australia
$105,350 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Full time Fixed Term Contract for 12 months at our Northern Clinical School with possible extension based on funding availability
  • Outstanding opportunity provide research expertise in cancer research at the Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory
  • Base Salary starting from $105,350 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Northern Clinical School comprises a range of clinical teaching facilities spread over the whole of the northern area of Sydney and beyond.

The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory is a joint venture of Northern Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney located at Royal North Shore Hospital.

We are seeking to recruit for a Postdoc Research Associate, with advanced skills in quantitative methods and analyses with particular expertise in mass spectrometry-based assays such as proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics. Actively contributing to research activities with particular focus on pancreatic cancer. Candidate will be involved in designing research protocols, undertaking core aspects of research work, and contributing to analysis and presentation of findings.

They will collate and record research data, draws insights and analyses, and reports information from the research undertaken. They will be expected to provide academic leadership to drive the development of a comprehensive cancer research program, conceives and executes different cancer research projects, providing oversight and mentorship to junior members of the team, contributes to a performance culture within the cancer research group, striving for success in competitive funding and publications.

Note: Hybrid-Flexible working prospects can be further discussed with your manager based on the requirements of the role, if you are successful for the role.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct research related to the project, independently and as part of a team
  • publish research papers and other research outputs
  • present results in conferences and scientific events
  • organize and contribute to project-related team meetings, workshops, public events, and training sessions
  • support the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • write and submit research grant proposals
  • aid in consenting and biobanking of specimens from cancer patients.

About you

  • a PhD in Medical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, or other related discipline
  • demonstrated skills in mass spectrometry based assays
  • demonstrated skills in data management of large patient cohorts
  • experience in academic publications and writing funding grants for research
  • desired skills in applying advanced statistical analysis methods (e.g., multivariate modelling), and other relevant software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS or equivalent).

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.

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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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.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

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15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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