First listed on: 09 January 2019

Research Assistant

School of Life and Environmental Science
Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology
Charles Perkins Centre
Faculty of Science
Reference no 2422/1218F

  • Opportunity to provide technical and operational support to research work
  • Full-time Fixed Term 3 Years, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $73,358 p.a. - $82,136 p.a. Level 5, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Dr Mark Larance, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator and the team to support research activity. This includes preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members, performing fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research laboratory by providing essential technical and operational support. The incumbent will be expected to coordinate the activities associated with research projects, and work towards ensuring that experiments/etc are prepared for and run smoothly. This includes ensuring that all work is carried out within the Work, Health and Safety standards, animal ethics and human ethics guidelines. When working in a laboratory, this may also include responsibility for any lab work carried out by students, providing teaching support (in terms of demonstrations in tutorials/practicals) and preparation of equipment for experiments.

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 Research Assistant possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline and/or relevant experience in related field. May have postgraduate qualifications.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative
  • Experience in working with mice in an experimental setting

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

The Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) within the University of Sydney is dedicated to easing the global burden of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions through innovative research and teaching. Our goal is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease, which is essential for defining what might be possible by way of prevention, intervention and treatment. The CPC combines laboratory groups from many schools and faculties across the campus in an interdisciplinary environment.

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 2422/1218F to apply.


Closing date: 11:30pm, 20 January 2019 (Sydney Time)

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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