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Senior Research Associate - The Kirby Institute

University of New South Wales

Senior Research Associate – The Kirby Institute Employment Type: Full-time (35-hour week) Duration: 12-month fixed term contract Remuneration: $112,679 - $132,833 17% Super and leave loading Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working) About UNSW: 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. Why Your Role Matters: As a Senior Research Associate, your primary goal will be to drive the collaborative research effort in the response to the SARS-CoV-2 and Monkeypox pandemic/epidemics. The collaborative effort currently encompasses understanding the molecular virology and application thereof to build high content screening platforms.

This will encompass the generation of novel reagents and the conduct and development of a range of high content assays using live viral isolates and the development of analysis plans for the complex data sets generated. To be successful in this role, you will have expertise in cellular, molecular research techniques and have extensive experience in PC3 containment facilities. The role of Senior Research Associate reports to Associate Professor Stuart Turville and has no direct reports.

Who You Are: PhD in Immunovirology (or a related/relevant discipline) or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training, or experience Proven evidence of publications in reputable peer reviewed journals and proven ability to prepare research findings for presentation Experience in working a supervising staff in PC3 containment environment essential Experience of working with and liaising with a range of collaborators including potential commercial partners Demonstrated research experience in biomedical research, including experience in molecular biology techniques, genetic manipulation and cloning of mammalian cells. Development, validation and use of high content platforms and analysis. Working with teams to test large cohorts-based samples.

Proven ability to establish new laboratory-based assays independently Proven ability in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in supervising technical staff and students How to Apply: Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 21 November at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBSUNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed): Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant E: j.cutlerunsw.edu.

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