Postdoctoral Research Associate Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Contract/Temp
Reference: 602/0418F

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

Reference no. 602/0418F


  • Research position focused on genetics and genomics, physiology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics in the University of Sydney
  • Part-time, 0.8 FTE, 3 Years Fixed-Term.
  • Academic Level A, Base Salary: $90,276 p.a. - $96,905 p.a. pro-rata, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.

About the opportunity  

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our research team working on a project test whether disease outcomes of cereal-rust interactions are dependent on specific interactions between host and pathogen proteases and protease inhibitors.


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 Postdoctoral Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who will be responsible to conduct:


  • Advanced skills in standard laboratory techniques used in the molecular biosciences
  • Ability and motivation to learn new laboratory techniques in the molecular biosciences
  • Ability to design appropriate experiments to address research questions
  • Capability to carry out duties without supervision and to work cooperatively in a group
  • Strong commitment to research quality and research integrity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of organisation with attention to detail and good time management
  • Ability to assist with the supervision of research students


We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with PhD in A PhD in biochemistry/molecular biology 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 Australias 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.  



To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.


For further information contact Associate Professor Thomas Roberts Associate Professor in Food Chemistry and Biotechnology on +61 2 8627 1042 or


For information about the recruitment process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant on +61 2 8627 7137 or


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, 06 May 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.


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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