Careers & Scholarships

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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gut Health at the University of Sydney

 

An opportunity is available at the University of Sydney for an outstanding PhD scholar to work within the gut microbiome node of the Charles Perkins Centre.

The project lies broadly in the area of gut health and specifically aims to increase understanding of the potential health benefits for fermented foods in human nutrition. The successful candidate will apply cutting edge techniques in microbiology and nutrition to identify mechanisms through which fermented foods can be produced and then effectively incorporated into diets, to improve human health.

Open to:      

1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney and be willing to undertake research within the field of gut health.

 

 2. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

 

3. Applicants have a background in biology, nutrition, molecular biology or microbiology. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in (or a strong desire to become proficient in) the application of high throughput techniques to microbiome analyses in microbial ecology.

               

4. The successful applicant is expected to be available to take the offer by 31st March 2019.

Value and Duration:       

 

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $35,000 for up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

 

Apply online here: https://sydneyuniversity.formstack.com/forms/prsinguthealth

 

For more information please contact Professor Andrew Holmes at andrew.holmes@sydney.edu.au.

 

Closing Date:

15 February 2019 at 11:59pm 


 

Prof. Phil Hansbro, Chair of Inflammation at University of Technology Sydney and Centenary Institute is looking for motivated and productive senior researchers to investigate the development and progression of chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD, asthma, lung cancer and infections using bioinformatic analyses of genome-scale datasets derived from mouse and human tissues.

The role will have a major emphasis on investigating novel therapeutic and preventative treatments for chronic lung disease. The individual must have experience in immunological, cellular and molecular techniques (preference is in the field of respiratory disease). Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field with subsequent work experience desirable. The position supervises both undergrad and post-grad students. It requires a person with an open and balanced personality, able to work well with others at all levels, and have strong work ethic and organisational skills. They would be prepared to write grant and fellowship applications and be competitive for them.

The successful applicant may be appointed at level A or B dependent on their level of expertise and experience as outlined in the essential criteria.

 

General responsibilities (may include, but not be limited to):

  • Actively contribute to the collaboration with external bodies,

  • Write or contribute to manuscripts, reports and grant submissions,

  • Where appropriate supervise staff and students ensuring their work is coordinated, planned and completed,

  • Participate in lab and group meetings that are held on a regular basis,

  • Ensure Laboratory workbooks are maintained in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure,

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures, Protocol and simple bench-level instructions

  • Prepare and submit Animal, Human Ethics Protocols and Institute Bio Safety Committee Protocols.

  • Be a team player

  • May involve working outside normal hours.

     

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR LEVEL A

  • Completion of Doctoral Degree (or submission of degree) in respiratory, molecular, immunology, microbiology or cellular research, or bioinformatics analysis of genome-scale data in the previous areas.

  • Possess demonstrated skills in data visualization, computer programming and scripting, in R and

    ideally Python

    Has experience with quality control of RNA-seq data and mapping reads to the human genome

  • Experience with high-performance computing environments, including academic and/or commercial cloud computing platforms is desirable

  • Ability and willingness to work with mouse and human tissues, sample collection and analysis

  • Familiarity with standard laboratory techniques including ELISA, PCR, WB, flow cytometry, cell culture, aseptic technique, extraction of genetic material.

  • Familiarity with immunological, microbiological, molecular and cellular techniques.

  • Familiarity with standard research laboratory equipment (eg, BSCs, fume hoods, CO2 incubators, -80 freezers, centrifuges, plate readers, microscopes).

  • Evidence of developed research skills and contributing to research outcomes within field of expertise.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minor supervision to achieve research outcomes and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated record of achievement in project management

  • Proven knowledge of research methodology, policy and requirements of health-related research

  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary context

  • Demonstrated ability to work with external stakeholders in research-related activities

  • Work collaboratively within a team and contribute to organisational management

  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

     

    SELECTION CRITERIA FOR LEVEL B:

  • Completion of Doctoral Degree in respiratory, molecular, immunology, microbiology or cellular research and subsequent relevant experience or bioinformatics analysis of genome-scale data in the previous areas. Experience in integrative approaches to genome-scale datasets is desirable.

  • Possess demonstrated skills in data visualization, computer programming and scripting, ideally in R or Python

  • Experience with high-performance computing environments, including academic and/or commercial cloud computing platforms is desirable

  • Ability and willingness to work with mouse and human tissues, sample collection and analysis

  • Extensive experience in standard laboratory techniques including ELISA, PCR, WB, flow cytometry, cell culture, aseptic technique, extraction of genetic material, ‘Omics.

  • Extensive experience in using standard research laboratory equipment (eg, BSCs, fume hoods, CO2 incubators, -80 freezers, centrifuges, plate readers, microscopes).

  • Demonstrated research track record (eg. leading and contributing to papers, contribution to grants) with emerging evidence of national recognition in field of expertise.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minor supervision to achieve research outcomes and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated record of achievement in project management

  • Proven extensive knowledge of research methodology, policy and requirements of health-related research

  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary context

  • Demonstrated ability to work with external stakeholders in research-related activities

  • Work collaboratively within a team and contribute to organisational management

  • Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.

     

     

    Please send applications to p.hansbro@centenary.org.au

    Applicants should include:

  • Cover letter (including how they satisfy the selection criteria)

  • CV

  • Contact information of 3 referees