Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Applied Chemistry/Biotechnology

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 11 Dec 2023

Apply now Job no:521342
Work type:full time
Location:Sydney, NSW
Categories:Post Doctoral Research Associate


The Opportunity

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering has an opportunity for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. This role is working on a collaborative research project with our industry partner Biopoint Pty Ltd that is focussed on developing magnetic bead pathogen capture technologies that will be disruptive to the diagnostic testing markets.

This position will give you the opportunity to develop your scholarly research and professional activities both nationally and internationally through your contributions to the writing of scientific papers and reports for international journals, your participation in conferences and workshops, and your active engagement with industry partners.

This role reports to Professor Ewa Goldys, and has no direct reports

  • Salary, $106,337 to $119,440 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – ASAP start until November 2024
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged, and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW, is the largest and oldest Biomedical School in the Southern Hemisphere. We offer high-quality education programs and conduct, as well as translate cutting-edge research into clinical practice. From bionic devices to stem cells and cancer nanomedicine, it’s an exciting time for research at the UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering.

Our vision is to provide the best research and teaching environment that is relevant to the development of applications in the human healthcare sector. We aim to improve the quality of life for Australians with life-threatening or debilitating diseases. For further information about the School, please visit https://www.unsw.edu.au/engineering/our-schools/biomedical-engineering

Skills and Experience

Level A

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience with polymer coatings is essential.
  • Expertise in some of the following areas:
    • Using polymer brushes as spacers for coating antibodies on to surfaces.
    • Flow cytometry
    • Ligand binding assays
    • Antibody modification and engineering
    • Optimising antibody orientation on surfaces
    • Optimising antibody coating procedures to maximise antigen capture.
    • Investigating and analysing antibody affinity changes
    • Microsphere based immunoassays.
    • Microbiological techniques: previous experience with parasitic water contaminants including but not limited to Cryptosporidium and Giardia will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated track record in research and/or product development for commercialisation will be highly regarded.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Level B

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Experience with polymer coatings is essential.
  • Expertise in some of the following areas:
    • Using polymer brushes as spacers for coating antibodies on to surfaces.
    • Flow cytometry
    • Ligand binding assays
    • Antibody modification and engineering
    • Optimising antibody orientation on surfaces
    • Optimising antibody coating procedures to maximise antigen capture.
    • Investigating and analysing antibody affinity changes
    • Microsphere based immunoassays.
    • Microbiological techniques: previous experience with parasitic water contaminants including but not limited to Cryptosporidium and Giardia will be highly regarded.
    • A track record of significant involvement with the profession and/or industry.
  • Demonstrated track record in research and, ideally, product development for commercialisation.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • 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.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: Please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience.You should systematically address the Skills and Experience listed within the position description in your application.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.

Contact:

Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:55 pm (Sydney time) on Monday 11th December 2023

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. 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.


Advertised:22 Nov 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:11 Dec 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time



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