First listed on: 20 April 2017

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow – Alzheimer’s Disease

Faculty of Science/Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an accomplished researcher specialising in Alzheimer’s Disease to join a newly created research centre. This is a career-making position that will see you accomplishing breakthroughs in major human diseases.

About the centre

Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre pursues research in the neuroscience of cognition, movement and related neurological diseases. The Centre is divided into various overlapping and complementary research streams, directed to high impact research related to understanding the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms involved. The Centre aims to become a sustainable, world-leading hub of research excellence, working to achieve transformative outcomes for sufferers of neurological diseases through employing a novel, trans-disciplinary approach. You will support the centre in this endeavour, including the development of research funding applications and contribution to world-standard research outcomes.

About the role 

The position will expand your research profile and career, pursuing leading-edge research at the forefront of Alzheimer’s Disease research, working with members of the Centre to create a body of work that is ground breaking and distinctive.

You will be expected to establish a new project within the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, likely investigating the role of glia in regulating synaptic degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, but regardless focused on impact. You will establish a unique research direction and, subject to funding, success and availability, build your own research sub-team.

You can expect to work closely with the Centre Director, Professor Bryce Vissel and other senior team members to develop a research plan for the project, and will play a leading role in the execution of this plan. You will utilise a number of techniques and will run studies as well as work closely and collaboratively within a high-performing group.

About you

A collaborative researcher, you will have undertaken PhD or equivalent studies in a related discipline and will have extensive post-doctoral experience specifically in Alzheimer’s Disease research or a closely aligned research area. Additionally, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in techniques such as primary neuron/glia co-culture, cell and molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, biochemical and proteomic techniques, two-photon microscopy and image analyses. High level of experience working with rodents, including animal handling, neurological behavioural testing and/or electrophysiology is also highly desirable.  Similarly you will be able to demonstrate a track record of scientific publications and successful research funding of research with impact relevant to an appointment at this level.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $98,447 to $133,719 pa (Level B/C)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed termbasis for five years.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC90079, please review the Position Statement]and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page.  You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document

Specific enquiries on the role may be directed to Professor Bryce Vissel via Lyndsey Konen on email  

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel

Closing Date:Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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