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Research Associate – Kirby Institute

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)

Duration: 2 year contract

Remuneration: $98K to $105K (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

  • Work with some of the best minds in your field.
  • Be in a place that’s at the forefront of delivering and sharing education and research.
  • Gain the autonomy and freedom to chart your own course and career.

The Opportunity

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

This Research Associate position will further develop and optimise existing sequencing procedures for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) with a view to transfer to molecular virology diagnostic laboratories. This position will assist with assessing different sequencing procedures and tools and identifying the most cost-effective and accurate method for partial or complete genome sequencing of HIV and HCV, and which will be subsequently used for phylogenetic analyses. The Research Associate will need to have expertise in molecular virology research techniques and have experience in PC2 or PC3 containment facilities.

This role will report to, and work closely with, Post-Doctoral Fellow Di Giallonardo and Associate Professor Bull

Skills and Experience

  • PhD in virology or molecular epidemiology (or a related/relevant discipline) or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Experience in sequence analysis and using phylogenetic tools is desirable.
  • Experience in designing and validating standard operating procedures and quality assurance protocols (and similar) is desirable.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Demonstrated research experience in molecular virology research, including experience in high-throughput sequencing techniques for viral pathogens. Experience in working in PC3 containment environment is desirable
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Verification of qualifications will be required prior to offer of employment

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the skills and experience.

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