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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - COVID-19 Genomics

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Job Listing Date
18 Nov 2020
Location
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - COVID-19 Genomics


About the opportunity 


 

The Sydney Medical School at Westmead has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a background in molecular biology, microbiology or genetics to join a team of fifteen clinicians, informaticians and laboratory scientists, currently engaged in translational research, closely integrated with the COVID-19 response in NSW.  The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for genomic sequencing and analysis of coronaviruses in clinical samples and for ensuring that the experiments are prepared for and run smoothly.  The role includes analysis of experimental data, writing up manuscripts and conference presentations, plus assisting with grant writing/reporting and lab supervision of research students and junior lab members. 

 

 

About you

 

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who:

 

  • has completed or is nearing completion of a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology or genetics
  • demonstrates experience in both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ laboratory work
  • demonstrates experience working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • has understanding or experience with the Next Generation Sequencing applications.
 

 

About us

 

This position is within the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH), Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. CIDM-PH is part of FMH-Westmead and located at the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research-NSW Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital. The CIDM-PH is focused on implementation of new diagnostics and surveillance for diseases with epidemic potential. CIDM-PH is affiliated with the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. CIDM-PH has played a key role in the development, evaluation and implementation of COVID-19 genomic surveillance in NSW and Australia.

 

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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.


How to apply 

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1342/1120F to apply. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


Closing date: 11.30pm 2 December 2020 

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. 

© The University of Sydney 

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



About the opportunity 


 

The Sydney Medical School at Westmead has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a background in molecular biology, microbiology or genetics to join a team of fifteen clinicians, informaticians and laboratory scientists, currently engaged in translational research, closely integrated with the COVID-19 response in NSW.  The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for genomic sequencing and analysis of coronaviruses in clinical samples and for ensuring that the experiments are prepared for and run smoothly.  The role includes analysis of experimental data, writing up manuscripts and conference presentations, plus assisting with grant writing/reporting and lab supervision of research students and junior lab members. 

 

 

About you

 

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who:

 

  • has completed or is nearing completion of a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology or genetics
  • demonstrates experience in both ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ laboratory work
  • demonstrates experience working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • has understanding or experience with the Next Generation Sequencing applications.
 

 

About us

 

This position is within the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH), Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. CIDM-PH is part of FMH-Westmead and located at the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research-NSW Health Pathology, Westmead Hospital. The CIDM-PH is focused on implementation of new diagnostics and surveillance for diseases with epidemic potential. CIDM-PH is affiliated with the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. CIDM-PH has played a key role in the development, evaluation and implementation of COVID-19 genomic surveillance in NSW and Australia.

 

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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.


How to apply 

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 https://sydney.edu.au/about-us/careers-at-sydney.html and search by the reference number 1342/1120F to apply. 

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position


Closing date: 11.30pm 2 December 2020 

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. 

© The University of Sydney 

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


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