Postdoctoral Fellow – Molecular Biology

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated and creative candidate to join the Gene Regulation Group, as part of EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science at the University of New South Wales.

UNSW’s EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science initiative focuses on transforming medicine by providing a molecular perspective on complex biological systems and processes. In the Berry Lab, we study fundamental aspects of transcriptional regulation in mammalian cells. In particular, the mechanisms used by cells to regulate gene-specific and global RNA abundance – ranging from epigenetic memory and cellular decision-making to global RNA metabolism in the context of cellular physiology. Techniques used in the lab are focused on cellular imaging and quantitative analysis of image-based data at the single-cell level, as well as functional genomics and next-generation sequencing. See the lab website for more information.

Candidates with a background in transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, microscopy, or cell biology are highly encouraged to apply. A background in quantitative data analysis or mathematical modelling is desirable.

The Opportunity  

  • 1-Year, Full time Fixed-term opportunity
  • Level A: $78K - $105K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow (Level A) is expected to contribute towards the research effort of UNSW and to develop their research expertise through the pursuit of defined projects relevant to their particular field of research.

The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will be responsible for experimental studies in the field of quantitative regulation of gene expression, as well as advanced computational analysis of experimental data. They will be responsible for leading the research related activities of their project, identifying opportunities for collaboration and funding and assisting the broader team with other research related duties. The role of Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to EMBL Australia Node in Single Molecule Science Group Leader and has no direct reports.

Please refer to the position description for full details. Download File Position Description

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in molecular, cell or developmental biology – specifically in the fields of transcription, epigenetics, RNA biology or systems biology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mammalian cell culture, especially genome editing and stem cells.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced light microscopy and computational image analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.

In a cover letter please describe your interest in working with this research group. If you can also separately address the skills and experience required to be successful in the role.

Please apply online through the UNSW jobs website - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Dr Scott Berry                    E:

Applications close: 11pm, 28th November 2021 AEDT

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