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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Oral Health
The University of Sydney

Date Posted Feb. 17, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Oral Health
University The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department University of Sydney School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - General
    Biology - Molecular
    Biomedical Sciences
  • Opportunity to make a contribution to research the link between oral and general health with the Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Sydney School of Dentistry
  • Located in The Charles Perkins Centre in the University of Sydney, Camperdown
  • 3 Year, fixed Term, full time position. Base salary: $94k – $101k p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation.

About the opportunity

As a Postdoctoral Research Associate you will be a key member of the team supporting research projects which explore the link between oral and general health i.e. this includes diabetes, cardiovascular disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes and mental health. As the successful candidate you will design, conduct and analyse experimental (animal) studies that are aimed to explore the association and mechansims involved between oral and general health with a special focus on diet and the oral/gut microbiota.

This role will interact with researchers and clinicians of multiple backgrounds and various stakeholders from multi displinary backgrounds.

This is an exciting newly created full time opportunity to work closely with Professor Joerg Eberhard and the team aiming to solve complex issues related to oral health and general health.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who can demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in medicine, biology or chemistry or a closely related discipline (must be finished before application)
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, including qRT-PCR, RNA/DNA sequencing, immunochemistry
  • Experience in data analysis and biostatistics including the use of statistical packages
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and across disciplines
  • Demonstrate understanding of oral health and its link to general health
  • Candidates who in addition demonstrate experience in clinical trial management, clinical trial design will be preferred
  • Candidates who have experience in working with animals will be preferred

About us

The University of Sydney School of Dentistry and the Charles Perkins Centre have started a fruitful and exciting collaboration in 2016 by establishing the Chair of Lifespan Oral Health and the Oral and General Health Node. The team of HDR students and researchers spans a wide range of topics exploring the interaction between oral and genarl health working together with collaboration partners from various medical disciplines and basic science researecheres. This is a unique environment with the potential for high impact research improving health and care of Australians and beyond.

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 7600 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.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 2510/1119F-1 to apply.

Closing date: 9:00am Sunday 15 March 2020

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.

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