Genome Editing Specialist (Research Fellow)

The University of Sydney - Charles Perkins Centre

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Full-time, 2 years Fixed Term Employment, Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Academic Level B, Base Salary: $102,013 p.a. - 109,662 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer's contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity 
An exciting opportunity exists at for a highly motivated senior academic to be in involve managing a CRISPR Genome editing initiative within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney has expertise in using new CRISPR technologies for research, and the role of this position is to help empower all researchers across all campuses to perform genome editing. Efforts will focus on providing technical expertise to edit human and mouse cells and stem cells, with a focus on whole genome pooled screening, however other activities will include helping to design strategies to perform genome editing on model organisms and nonconventional or species of biological of medical interest or agricultural importance.

The Genome editing specialist works under broad direction and actively contributes to the development, optimisation, implementation, and teaching of genome editing technologies to the University of Sydney Campus. The Genome editing specialist will manage the day today operational needs of the genome editing laboratory within the CPC, developing and implementing operational plans for the effective and efficient use of genome editing technology. They will resolve complex matters that arise across the laboratory facilities, typically drawing on their extensive scientific/research and technical experience and ensuring that the overarching research, teaching and clinical requirements of the work area are met effectively. This role will manage staff, therefore responsible for any associated HR needs (such as PM&D, probation, leave approvals, resourcing, etc.)

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Genome Editing Specialist within the Charles Perkins Centre.

We are looking for a Genome Editing Specialist with:

  • PhD or equivalent, in molecular biology or appropriate discipline with subsequent relevant experience in related field, sound technical knowledge of scientific and safety procedures and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Extensive experience with advanced molecular biology and cell culture
  • Experience generating mutations and validation using sequencing or other appropriate techniques
  • Experience with developing research projects, experimental design and preparing ethics submissions and grant applications.

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 456/0318F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 26 April 2018 (Sydney Time) 

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