Postdoctoral Associate / Postdoctoral Fellow- Microbiome: Australia
At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career. The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.
The Centre for Inflammation led by Professor Phil Hansbro aims to be recognised as a world-leading research centre in chronic respiratory diseases, and to be recognised by Australian industry and government agencies as a leading source of knowledge and expertise in this space. The Centre carries out fundamental research investigating the mechanisms of disease induction and progression as well as development of new and novel therapies and preventatives, and translational human/clinical studies.
About the role
We are looking for motivated and productive post-doctoral researcher(s) to investigate how the microbiome may protect or promote the development and progression of chronic respiratory disease such as COPD. The role will have a major emphasis on investigating novel therapeutic and preventative treatments for chronic lung disease.
You will have the opportunity to further develop your personal scholarly standing through contribution to publications, presentations, and through collaborative research activity both internally and externally.
Essential to success in this role are your skills and experience in immunological, cellular and molecular techniques (preference is in the field of respiratory disease).
You will also have:
- A PhD degree in microbiology/bacteriology, as it pertains to the pathogenesis of respiratory disease (or near submission at Associate Level) with proven skills in scientific writing
- Experience in functional genomics
- Experience in culturing of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and an understanding of culturing conditions for different bacteria
- Experience in standard laboratory techniques including ELISA, PCR, immunoblot, flow cytometry, cell culture, aseptic technique, and extraction of genetic material
- Proven knowledge of research methodology, policy and requirements of health-related research.
- For appointment at the higher level, you will have a number of years postdoctoral experience and with a research track record including leading and contributing to papers and grants, with emerging evidence of national recognition in your field of expertise.