University of Sydney à Beckett Fellowship 2018

Sydney, Australia
18 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

  • Make a major contribution to research in the broad areas of bowel cancer or bowel health
  • Fantastic opportunity for early or mid-career researchers
  • Full-time, 2 vacancies, 3 year fixed term (with possible renewal for a further 2 years), Academic Level B or C with attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney à Beckett Fellowships aim to attract outstanding early career and mid-career researchers to the University of Sydney to contribute to and enhance the University’s research into the broad areas of bowel cancer and bowel biology, health, nursing and clinical care – in keeping with the à Beckett bequest. The focus of the à Beckett Fellowships is building capacity in bowel cancer and bowel health research across broad discipline areas to establish a major multidisciplinary program with core, interlocking areas.

Applications are welcome and encouraged from any discipline or faculty aligning with the  Beckett bequest in bowel cancer and bowel health. This can include, but is not limited to the following discipline areas:

  • Colorectal cancer cell biology
  • Microbiota
  • Screening
  • Systems biology
  • Clinical care

Why join us?

The University of Sydney is one of the world’s outstanding universities, with a reputation for research excellence and a mission to impact on the communities that we serve. 

The à Beckett Fellowships present a unique opportunity for outstanding researchers to develop programs of research in the above areas of interest. Applications are encouraged from any discipline, faculty or research area that stands to contribute to these areas. Possible disciplines include Colorectal cancer cell biology, Microbiota, Screening, Systems biology, and Clinical care.

In the 2017 round, two à Beckett Fellowships are on offer. Preference will be for individuals with a minimum of two years’ post-doctoral experience, a proven capacity for an independent career and outstanding research track record relative to opportunity.

Term and remuneration

The University of Sydney Fellowships will be available from January 2018 for a maximum duration of 5years with review after the initial 3 years.

Remuneration of the Fellows will depend on the extent of post-doctoral experience but is expected to range from Level B4 (Lecturer - base salary) to Level C5 (Senior Lecturer - base salary) of the University’s Academic salary scale.  Research support of A$30,000 per annum will be provided to the à Beckett Fellows.

Indicative remuneration package: $134,307 to $165,880 p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and 17% contribution to superannuation). Please note this information covers Level B4 to Level C5 so the specific remuneration will be discussed with the successful applicants.

For more information on the position, the specific application process and the eligibility criteria, please view the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 19 November 2017, Sydney time

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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