RCMB Postdoctoral Fellow – COPD

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit, internationally recognised research leader in the fields of respiratory disease and sleep disorders. With a world class network of specialised researchers and clinicians, the Institute is committed to improving the respiratory and sleep health of all Australians through research, diagnosis, treatment, education, prevention and care. 

The Woolcock is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to work collaboratively with a team of senior scientists and PhD students to investigate disease mechanisms in COPD. The successful applicant will have the appropriate skills and experience to allow them to undertake meaningful research into the mechanisms by which epigenetic changes regulate fibrosis in COPD.

The position is fixed-term for 1 year with the possibility of extension dependent of funding and need.

Key result areas:

  • Develop and establish research projects on the molecular analysis of COPD biospecimens.

  • Research projects successfully planned and conducted within agreed timeframes and budgets.

  • Preparation, submission and publication of abstracts and scientific papers in peer reviewed journals. Presentation at conferences.

  • Preparation of grants and project submissions and management of research funding.

  • Mentor students and research staff.

Essential Criteria

  • PhD or BSc with previous work experience in a relevant field

  • Experience in working with molecular techniques, such as PCR, sequencing and western blotting.

  • Experience in working with human tissue or cell cultures in a PC2 laboratory environment

  • Peer reviewed publications in recognised international journals appropriate for stage of career.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven track record of conference and/or poster presentations.

  • A capacity to conceptualise develop novel assays

  • Well-developed written and statistical analytical skills.

  • Ability to independently develop existing and new lines of research including funding applications and through engagement of stakeholders.

  • Driving licence and experience in city driving.

Job Benefits

In retern you will:

  • Find a supportive team and work environment, where we focus to get the work done but take time to enjoy it along the way;

  • Have access to fantastic salary packaging options up to $15,900; and

  • Be contributing to an organisation working to make difference in the respiratory and sleep health of individuals, families and the community at large.

For more information about the role please contact Professor Brian Oliver at brian.oliver@sydney.edu.au

To apply please send your CV and covering letter outlining your experience as it relates to the criteria through Seek. If you have any queries, please email woolcock.hr@sydney.edu.au

Closing date:  26 February 2019

For further information about the Woolcock please visit our website at www.woolcock.org.au

Note: you must have Australian work rights to be considered for this role.