Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology
University of New South Wales

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated and creative scientist to join Scott Berry’s laboratory, as part of the RNA Institute and the EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Recently established in 2021, UNSW’s RNA Institute is a cross-faculty initiative that aims to create a world class science, therapeutics, and translational facility for improving health and the quality of life through innovations in RNA science, engineering, and medicine. The Berry Lab joined the RNA Institute in 2023 as part of the Institute’s fundamental science focus. The lab studies fundamental aspects of transcriptional regulation in mammalian cells. In particular, the mechanisms used by cells to regulate gene-specific and global RNA abundance – ranging from epigenetic memory and cellular decision-making to kinetics of global RNA metabolism in the context of cellular physiology. Techniques used in the lab are focused on cellular imaging and quantitative analysis of image-based data at the single-cell level, as well as functional genomics and next-generation sequencing.

Candidates with a background in transcriptional regulation or epigenetics, and with demonstrated expertise in generating and analysing next-generation sequencing data are highly encouraged to apply. A background in quantitative data analysis or mathematical modelling is desirable.

The Opportunity  

  • 2-Year, Full time Fixed-term opportunity
  • Level A: $100K - $107K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for experimental studies in the field of quantitative regulation of gene expression, as well as advanced computational analysis of experimental data. They will be responsible for leading the research related activities of their project, identifying opportunities for collaboration, and assisting the broader team with other research related duties. The role of Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to Single Molecule Science Group Leader and has no direct reports.

Please refer to the position description or lab website for more details.

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in molecular, cell or developmental biology
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, especially genome editing, stem cells, and CRISPR screening.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced light microscopy and computational image analysis.

Benefits and Culture: 

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including: 

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading 
  • Flexible working  
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period 
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development  
  • Progressive HR practices 

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.  

How to apply:

Please click Apply now to submit your application online. Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a resume and a cover letter addressing the criteria listed in the position description.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Scott Berry                    E:

Applications close: 11pm, 30th September 2023

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UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

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

Position Description

Advertised: 01 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 30 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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