Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genomics at Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney


A new research team focused on molecular analysis is being established under the direction of the Chair of Bowel Cancer Research. We seek an experienced post-doctoral scientist with background in cancer genomics to lead a research stream to characterize bowel cancers and premalignant specimens. This is a translational research role working at the interface of basic and clinical science. This research project is supported by excellent scientific and clinical resources including an extensive tumour biobank and established clinicopathological database. The incumbent will have the opportunity to collaborate across scientific and clinical disciplines.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who has:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology/Genetics or related discipline
  • previous post-doctoral level experience in the application of cancer genomics evidenced by publication track record
  • strong technical understanding of NGS technologies applied to biomedical analysis including data analysis workflows.
  • proficiency to use bioinformatics tools for biomedical genomics data analysis
  • experience with handling and sample preparation of human tissue specimens including FFPE samples
  • broad skill set and proficiency using molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, cloning, qPCR
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • strong understanding of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety procedures and relevant legislation, including Safe Laboratory Practices, biological safety, and chemical safety, as applicable to the work environment.

About us

 The Northern Clinical School comprises a range of clinical teaching facilities spread over the whole of the northern area of Sydney and beyond. The School is headquartered at the Royal North Shore Hospital, which has provided teaching to undergraduate medical students for over 50 years.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Professor Mark Molloy

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Courtney Evans on 02 8627 7224 or

Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Tuesday 15 May 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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