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Research Fellow in Pathogen Genomics - University of Sydney

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in pathogen genomics
  • Full time fixed term for two years; further offers possible dependent on funding and need

Sydney Medical School – Westmead Reference no. 1309/0617

About the opportunity

The position will be based at the Sydney Medical School-Westmead and the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health (CIDM-PH). CIDM-PH is an interdisciplinary translational research group within the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Departments of the Westmead Clinical School, Western Sydney Local Health District, Australia and Pathology West – Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research. This position is funded by the NHMRC Project Grant APP1102170 “Genomics dissection and prevention of bacterial transmission events” administered by the University of Sydney.

With this position we are seeking an enthusiastic, early career researcher to participate in the newly funded NHMRC project grant. This Research Fellow will interrogate genomic variables of bacteria involved in foodborne outbreaks and will develop genomic methods of tracking disease transmission pathways. He/she will also be expected to participate in genomic data generation and synthesis and analysis of genomic, clinical and epidemiological data, in collaboration with other investigators. The position is based at the Public Health Pathogen Genomics Unit, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Clinical School and the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research – Pathology West. The Research Fellow will also join the Westmead Node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI).

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. We see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a dedicated researcher who has:

  • A PhD in biomedical science, genomics or bioinformatics experience commensurate with appointment at Research Fellow level
  • Research experience in molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Experience in bacterial genomics and bioinformatics
  • High level oral and written communication skills
  • Evidence of an ability to work both independently and co-operatively with others, and to provide leadership
  • Previous experience in collaborative research programs (desirable).

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 4 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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