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Postdoctoral Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Oral Pathology
University of Sydney

  • Feb. 5, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Oral Pathology
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • University of Sydney
    Sydney, NSW
  • Mar. 4, 2018
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Oral Medicine/Pathology/Oncology
    Dentistry - General
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Postdoctoral Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Oral Pathology
Faculty of Dentistry
Reference no. 141/0118

  • Based in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Research Unit at Westmead Centre for Oral Health
  • Full time for three years
  • Remuneration package: $106K – $114K which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity
The appointee will conduct research and support teaching, as directed by the head of discipline (Prof H Zoellner). Research will be focused on a recently discovered process of cytoplasmic exchange between cells, with a view to understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible, as well as any phenotypic and epigenetic effects. Teaching will be in aspects of basic and systemic pathology. The appointee will receive guidance and mentorship from Prof Zoellner in both research and teaching, but is expected to demonstrate capacity for work independent of close supervision. Applicants will be expected to have demonstrated productive laboratory experience in cell and molecular biology. Further experience in cell and tissue imaging and protein chemistry would be an advantage. The position is suitable for a recent PhD graduate with or without dental background, who wishes to develop an academic career, and seeks further post-doctoral research training together with opportunity for teaching experience.

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 Associate Lecturer in Discipline of Oral Pathology who has:

  • PhD training in laboratory research
  • Proven productivity in laboratory research
  • English language proficiency (English language skills at IELTS academic level 7 or equivalent).
  • excellent written and communication skills

A demonstrated research capacity would be highly regarded, as well as teaching experience gained in a University or similar environment, preferably with adult learners.

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.

The Cellular and Molecular Pathology Research Unit (CMPRU) is established within the Discipline of Oral Pathology, and conducts research into the underlying biology of: the inflammatory response, cancer, wound healing, the vasculature, and tissue remodelling. The discipline has special responsibility for teaching in Oral Pathology, but also teaches aspects of basic and systemic pathology for dental students. The CMPRU is committed to scientific discovery, and also to developing the talents and careers of it’s staff and students.

The CMPRU is located in the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, integrated with Westmead Hospital and the broader Westmead clinical and research campus. The entire Westmead campus is amongst Australia’s largest and most productive biomedical research complexes, and provides a stimulating and supportive research environment.

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 to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 4 March 2018

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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