First listed on: 09 October 2017

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 Neurogenesis research 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 Behavioural Neuroscience 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 directed at demonstrating functional neurogenesis following acute injury. 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 Neurogenesis research or a closely aligned research area. Additionally, you should be able to demonstrate a high level of experience in a wide variety of in vivo approaches in rodents and molecular and cell biology techniques, including; stem and/or primary cell cultures, immunohistochemistry, stereology, microscopy (light, confocal and image analysis) as well as biochemical and proteomic techniques as well as sophisticated neuroscience studies in in vivo and in vitro such as opto-genetic approaches. High level of experience working with rodents, including animal handling, behavioural testing and stereotaxic surgeries is also required.  Similarly you will be able to demonstrate a track record of scientific publications and successful applications for research funding of research with impact relevant to an appointment at this level.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $99,924 to $135,725 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 term basis for five years.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC96678, 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

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC96678.

Specific enquiries on the role may be directed to Professor Bryce Vissel via Katherine Waldron 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:  Monday 6th November, 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, the Australian trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.

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