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Research Associate – Plant Development
University of Sydney

Date Posted May 7, 2018
Title Research Associate – Plant Development
University University of Sydney
Department Faculty of Science
Application Deadline Jun. 3, 2018
Position Start Date To be negotiated

  • May 7, 2018
  • Research Associate – Plant Development
  • Faculty of Science
  • University of Sydney
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun. 3, 2018
  • To be negotiated
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
    Sciences - General
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School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Reference no. 734/0418F

  • Research position focused on plant development in the University of Sydney
  • Full-time, 2 Years Fixed-Term, Camperdown location
  • Academic Level A, Base Salary: $71,409 p.a. – $90,276 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to participate in and continue a laboratory research program investigating plant development. Specifically, the focus is to understand how genes involved in leaf dorsoventrality regulate leaf positioning, morphogenesis and cell type patterning. This work will be collated and prepared for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who will be responsible to conduct extensive experience with:

  • Use of Arabidopsis thaliana in research
  • Gene expression techniques
  • Confocal imaging
  • DNA cloning techniques

We are looking for a Research Associate with BSc (Honours) or equivalent and PhD in Plant Development or closely-related discipline.

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 734/0418F to apply.

An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this part-time position. Candidates holding their own Visa are eligible to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 3 June 2018 (Sydney Time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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    The University of Sydney
    Level 1, 1-3 Ross Street, University of Sydney
    Sydney, New South Wales
  • + 61 2 862 17200


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