Genome Editing Specialist, Research Fellow

Sydney, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Science

Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology

Charles Perkins Centre

Faculty of Science

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Full-time, 2 years Fixed Term Employment, Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary: $102,013 p.a. – 109,662 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists at for a highly motivated senior academic to be ininvolve managing a CRISPR Genome editing initiative within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney has expertise in using new CRISPR technologies for research, and the role of this position is to help empower all researchers across all campuses to perform genome editing. Efforts will focus on providing technical expertise to edit human and mouse cells and stem cells, with a focus on whole genome pooled screening, however other activities will include helping to design strategies to perform genome editing on model organisms and non‐conventional or species of biological of medical interest or agricultural importance.

The Genome editing specialist works under broad direction and actively contributes to the development, optimisation, implementation, and teaching of genome editing technologies to the University of Sydney
Campus. The Genome editing specialist will manage the day‐ to‐day operational needs of the genome editing laboratory within the CPC, developing and implementing operational plans for the effective and
efficient use of genome editing technology. They will resolve complex matters that arise across the laboratory facilities, typically drawing on their extensive scientific/research and technical experience and
ensuring that the overarching research, teaching and clinical requirements of the work area are met effectively. This role will manage staff, therefore responsible for any associated HR needs (such as PM&D,probation, leave approvals, resourcing, etc.)

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 and are seeking to recruit for a Genome Editing Specialist within the Charles Perkins Centre.  

We are looking for a Genome Editing Specialist with:

  • PhD or equivalent, in molecular biology or appropriate discipline with subsequent relevant experience in related field, sound technical knowledge of scientific and safety procedures and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Extensive experience with advanced molecular biology and cell culture
  • Experience generating mutations and validation using sequencing or other appropriate techniques
  • Experience with developing research projects, experimental design and preparing ethics submissions and grant applications.

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.

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 456/0318F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 26 April 2018 (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.

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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