Senior Research Scientist in Neurodevelopmental Disorders – Australia Visa sponsorship Available

  • Camperdown NSW
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • $117,116 – $132,079 + 17% superannuation AUD / Year

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  • Full time, 12 months fixed term opportunity with possibility of extension. Located at the Brain and Mind Centre on the Camperdown Campus
  • Opportunity to provide support to the research activities on exploring neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Base Salary HE08 $117,116 – $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Psychology and Brain and Mind Centre are welcoming applications for a Senior Research Scientist in Neurodevelopmental Disorders to join the Translational Psychopharmacology Team. Professor Michael Bowen is one of the leaders of the Translational Psychopharmacology team, which comprises of over ~30 researchers spanning multiple Faculties and Schools, focused on bridging translational divides for disorders of the brain and mind to facilitate the discovery and development of novel treatments. The team has a rich network of national and international collaborations and partnerships that span industry, governments, and academia. The office and lab space is located at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney where there are dedicated facilities for preclinical disease modelling, biological sample processing and analysis, microscopy, and imaging. The team uses gold-standard preclinical models, cutting edge neuroscience techniques, and machine learning to discover and develop novel pharmacological treatments for disorders of the brain and mind.

The successful applicant will manage research initiatives, aligning projects with strategic objectives. They will also lead research funding campaigns, champion a commitment to research excellence, and comprehensive data analysis endeavours. They lead stakeholder engagement initiatives and ensure seamless administrative operations.

This role will have you focusing on exploring neurodevelopmental disorders using rodent models, contributing significantly to our understanding of these conditions and potential therapeutic approaches.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • manage and direct comprehensive research initiatives, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and optimised outcomes
  • direct research funding endeavours, driving grant application success and funding diversification
  • cultivate a culture of research excellence, ensuring the team is empowered with the latest knowledge and support
  • oversee data analytics and interpretation, ensuring robust insights that inform operational decisions
  • lead stakeholder engagement strategies, forging impactful alliances that enhance research reputation and reach
  • ensure seamless administrative operations, driving efficiency in research documentation, publication, and compliance
  • engage and build strong relationships with stakeholders, facilitating discussion to address concerns and gather feedback, ensuring alignment with work area goals
  • undertakes ad-hoc projects and other activities as required.

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 Senior Research Scientist in Neurodevelopmental Disorders who has:

  • a PhD in a relevant field of life science: e.g. Neuroscience, Animal Behaviour, Pharmacology
  • expertise in animal behaviour studies, with an emphasis on neurodevelopmental disorders
  • demonstrated experience in non-clinical pharmacology, particularly using rodent models
  • proficiency in experimental design, data analysis, and scientific writing
  • excellent communication and teamwork skills.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Sunday 19 May 2024 11:59 PM

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