Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Centre of Marine Bio-Innovation (CMB)
University of New South Wales, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Job no: 495871

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Tutor / Associate Lecturer, Scholarship, Lecturer

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  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best


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The Centre of Marine Bio-Innovation (CMB)

The CMB is an internationally recognised focal point for research on environmental microbiology and marine ecology and is highlighted as a prime research centre at UNSW ( A major research theme of the CMB is the study of interactions between marine eukaryotes and their associated microbiome, both in natural and applied settings. The CMB has more than 40 researchers and a strong collaborative network within Australia and overseas.


The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES)

The School of BEES has over 148 academic staff, over 170 research students and 60 honours students. BEES incorporates environmentally-relevant disciplines enabling the School to undertake comprehensive education and research in the mainstream disciplines of biology, geography and geology.


The appointee will be located within the CMB and administrated through BEES.



About the role

  • $93,578 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term – 33 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


The role of the Postdoctoral Research Fellow is to undertake research in the area of host-microbe interactions and microbial community analysis.


About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • PhD in microbiology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental design and statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in qPCR and DNA sequencing.
  • Expertise in sequence data analysis and bioinformatics.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing molecular detection techniques and assays.
  • Demonstrate experience in microscopy and basic molecular cloning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated capability to produce high-quality research publications.
  • The ability and willingness to supervise researchers and students.
  • Knowledge in host-associated microbiomes and/or aquaculture is desirable, but not essential.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Professor Torsten Thomas


Applications close: January 13th, 2019



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Position Description

Advertised: 19 Dec 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 18 Jan 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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