Postdoctoral Research Associate in Herpes Viruses - The University of Sydney - EducationCareer

First listed on: 20 December 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Herpes Viruses 

Faculty of Medicine and Health
University of Sydney

  • Opportunity to build your research career in virology and immunology
  • Located at the Charles Perkins Centre on the Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • Full-time, 12-month, fixed-term opportunity with a base salary of $92,000-$96,000 p.a., plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to Professor Allison Abendroth, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will provide technical knowledge and expertise in support, in order to expand the research program on human herpesviruses.

The focus of this role is performing laboratory-based research; predominantly working with Varicella zoster virus (VZV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), mammalian cell culture and molecular biology, as well as immunological based techniques to further our understanding of how VZV, HSV and HCMV interact with key human target cells.

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 Associate with a PhD in virology or immunology and significant experience in:

  • mammalian cell culture and human virus production in mammalian cells
  • techniques such as flow cytometry, immunofluorescent microscopy, molecular and cell biology techniques and immunology-based assays
  • developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications

Our ideal candidate will have experience with human viruses and immunology, the ability to work independently to deliver quality results, to a defined schedule, and have experience in training or supervision of research students and staff.

About us

Infectious diseases are of global importance as highlighted by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance in many pathogens.  Immunology has been responsible for some of the most impressive advances in medicine in the 20th century, including immunisation and the eradication of smallpox. Through the study of pathogens and host immune responses, we aim to improve our understanding and treatment and prevention for infectious diseases and for auto-immune diseases, allergy and the immunotherapy cancer.

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 Australia's 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.

How to apply

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 2861/1219F to apply

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 19 January 2020


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.


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