Research Associate, Plant Development

Sydney, Australia
07 May 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

  • Research position focused on plant development in the University of Sydney
  • Full-time, 2 Years Fixed-Term, Camperdown location
  • Academic Level A, Base Salary: $71,409 p.a. - $90,276 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to participate in and continue a laboratory research program investigating plant development. Specifically, the focus is to understand how genes involved in leaf dorsoventrality regulate leaf positioning, morphogenesis and cell type patterning. This work will be collated and prepared for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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 Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who will be responsible to conduct extensive experience with:

  • Use of Arabidopsis thaliana in research
  • Gene expression techniques
  • Confocal imaging
  • DNA cloning techniques

We are looking for a Research Associate with BSc (Honours) or equivalent and PhD in Plant Development or closely-related discipline.

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 734/0418F to apply.

An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this part-time position. Candidates holding their own Visa are eligible to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 4 June 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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