First listed on: 07 May 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Parkinson’s Disease 

  • Opportunity to undertake research focused on the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells to understand Parkinson’s disease pathobiology
  • Located at Brain and Mind Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed term opportunity for 2 years; base salary $92K - $98K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to undertake high-quality research using primary human cell models to understand how mutations in the proteins glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) underlie biological dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. The Forefront Ageing and Neurodegeneration group is located at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney and is a large dynamic team undertaking research from bench to bedside across a broad range of neurodegenerative diseases. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our internationally recognised research team and launch their academic career. 

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 has:

  • PhD with demonstrated research outputs in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or similar.
  • familiarity with and a passion to work on neurodegenerative diseases.
  • ability to conduct independent, methodologically rigorous research that contributes to theoretical concepts and clinical translation

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 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 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 358/0219F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm Sydney time, Wednesday 22 May 2019

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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