Henry Langley Fellowship

Sydney Medical School 
Reference no. 285/0218

  • Prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship in the Sydney Medical School
  • Opportunity to advance your research career in rheumatoid arthritis
  • The Fellowship is tenable for one year with a possible renewal of a second and third year subject to budget and progress considerations

About the opportunity 

Sydney Medical School is one of the Asia Pacific regions most highly rated education and research institutions. Our graduates play leading roles in all health fields in all corners of the globe. Our world class research includes strong programs in diseases which affect millions of lives, such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, infectious diseases and mental illness.

A central element of the University’s Strategic Plan 2016-20 has been the introduction of a new faculty and school structure, including the establishment of a single, integrated Faculty of Medicine and Health, combining the current faculties of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy. The new Faculty of Medicine will be implemented in April 2018 and Sydney Medical School will operate within the new Faculty of Medicine and Health.

The Henry Langley Fellowship shall promote and encourage postdoctoral research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. In 1988 the University of Sydney established a postdoctoral award for research into the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in accordance with the conditions of a bequest received from Mr Henry Langley in 1970.

The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level within the University of Sydney salary scale for Research Fellows, usually Level B. In addition, an appropriate clinical loading may be paid to eligible fellows.

The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other award from the University of Sydney.

To be considered, applications must include:

  1. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent. A copy of your official academic record must be included if you are not a graduate of the University of Sydney.
  2. Letter of support from both your proposed supervisor and head of organisational unit/school. Your proposed supervisor must be affiliated with the Sydney Medical School and must indicate agreement to act as part of the application submission.
  3. Research plan. An outline of no more than three (3) pages describing the proposed pilot project including the following points:
  • Title of the project
  • Aims and significance
  • Research plan, methods and techniques
  • Budget outline
  1. Half page explanation on how the award of the fellowship will contribute to the further development of your career
  2. CV / Track record including date of award of degrees and previous positions. Publications list with citation rates and journal impact factors and other research productivity (e.g. grants, patents and student supervision) for the past five years. 
  3. List the names, appointment details and contact details (including telephone and emails address) for three referees (excluding the supervisor or head of the unit where the project will be based) who are willing to provide a written report in support of your application upon request.

All applications must be submitted on-line. To be considered for this position it is essential that you provide all documents as requested. 

General enquiries can be directed to Christine Anderson, Office of Research and Research Training on + 61 2 9114 0800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date:  11:30pm 23 March 2018

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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