Protein Production Facility Staff Scientist

Sydney, Australia
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Core Research Facility

  • Manage a vibrant program of art talks and symposia
  • Opportunity to manages the research and equipment relating to Protein Production Facility platform
  • Full time, fixed term; two years; Camperdown / Darlington Campus

About the opportunity 

An opportunity has become available for a Protein Production Facility Staff Scientist, within the Core Research Facility/ Drug Discovery Initiative. In the role, the incumbent will be required to undertake highly specialised scientific research and development including collating experimental data and recording experimental procedures. Critical to the role will be the ability to provide sound, expert advice, guidance and technical support to researchers and students in the Drug Discovery Initiative, working closely with researchers and key academics and providing collaborative research input for projects being undertaken by the Initiative.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Protein Production Facility Staff Scientist who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Managing research outputs and research facilities
  • Able to provide expert advice and assistance to researchers, students and external clients
  • Ability to manage multiple research projects, including establishing the project organisation structures and embedding project governance and controls, project plans, tracking systems and reporting guidelines.
  • Managing both internal and external stakeholder relationships

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

A Core Research Facility is a centralised, shared capability spanning the priorities of multiple faculties, providing access to high-end research infrastructure and offering a range of research services enabling researchers to undertake specialised research work. Facilities serve as focal points of research activity, building multi-disciplinary user communities that apply the Facility platforms and capabilities, and/or advance technique development and methodological innovation so as to enable research at the frontiers within and between academic disciplines.

Drug Discovery Initiative

The Drug Discovery Initiative (DDI) will bring together the spectrum of researchers and clinicians interested in ‘drug discovery’broadly conceived. As part of the University commitment to drive research excellence and engagement across its disciplinary and multidisciplinary domains, the DDI will connect academics with expertise and interest at particular stages of the recognised drug discovery pipeline ranging from basic disease research, through to generating and optimising leads, and translation into clinical use .The DDI will drive new linkages across existing areas of capability in drug discovery research, and enable greater scale and impact of current resources.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from 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 14 January 2017

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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