University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Alzheimer’s Disease School of Life Sciences – Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

Sydney, Australia

• Role in a world-leading neuroscience research centre
• Work on projects with potential to impact millions of people
• Located in the vibrant centre of Sydney

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are widely recognised as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers, we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates.

Dedicated to helping those suffering from the debilitating conditions of the brain, mind and spinal cord, UTS’s Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) are spearheading ground-breaking new programs that will revolutionise the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, mental health, MND, and spinal injuries.

Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre is delivering results previously never thought possible, in line with its vision is to create a sustainable, world-leading hub of excellence.

About the role
We are looking for an experienced Neuroscientist with a firm understanding and insight into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease that will enable you to conduct research that will elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the disease, and to investigate novel pharmacological approaches that may ultimately alleviate neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory and behavioural alterations associated with dementia.

You will be involved in the conception, design and performance of novel projects and experiments, in collaboration with your supervisor.

You will undertake laboratory research both independently and as directed by Professor Vissel generating quality scientific data in a timely and professional manner with a view to publishing in high profile journals.

The role involves working with mice and rodents in a number of paradigms including survival strategies, monitoring and sacrifice, as well as behavioural, surgical, anatomical, immunohistochemical, and molecular biological studies.

About You
We are looking for a Neuroscientist with extensive experience in rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease, and in studies of synapses biology and synapses loss.

You will also have:
• A PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline
• A high level of knowledge in the field of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease
• Successful leadership of research projects resulting in first author publications consistent with this experience
• Extensive experience with animal research management, including colony maintenance and in vivo studies, as well as animal ethics and reporting
• Experience supervising and managing students and research assistants.
*For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click apply and download the Position Description from the UTS website

Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: $105,021 to $124,298 pa (Level B)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits ( include flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full time and appointment is on a fixed term basis for 3 years.

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Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 11.59pm (AEST)

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

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Quote Reference: IRC129015