First listed on: 14 July 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Physiology

Faculty of Medicine
Reference no. 1435/0717

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Located at the Brain and Mind Centre – Sydney Medical School
  • Full-time fixed term for 3 years. Remuneration package: $120K p.a. including annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to Dr. Daniel Brown, The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work at The Brain and Mind Centre to provide deep scientific and technical knowledge, and apply this to the key research area of Meniere’s Disease. Primarily, this research role will investigate the molecular changes in the inner ear of patients with Meniere’s disease, and in animal models of the disease. They will develop their own research focused on Meniere’s, whilst collaborating with academics and research professionals within the field, particularly in the Meniere’s research team. This includes actively leading and contributing to research activities, designing research protocols, undertaking critical aspects of research work including formation of analysis and key findings. Collates and records research data, draws insights and analyses, reports information from the research undertaken, and may work with the Chief Investigator and/or Senior Academics to source grant funding. When working in a laboratory, may also include oversight and responsibility for any lab work carried out by researchers, students and provides teaching support where needed.

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellow who possesses:

  • PhD in Medical Sciences
  • experience performing Immunohistochemistry Techniques
  • previous experience in independent research and project management
  • extensive experience conducting data analysis, preparing reports and publications
  • A thorough understanding of ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements.

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 to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 13 August 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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