We are seeking to appoint three Postdoctoral Research Associates fulltime for 3 years. The Associate will be outstanding and will contribute to one of the School’s research themes of Infectious diseases and biosecurity; Animal welfare; Wildlife health and preservation; Food security; Genetics, genomic and taxonomy; Evidence-based Clinical Practice; and Veterinary Education. They will join and forge new multidisciplinary teams across their research area. The positions are research-focused appointments at Level A (step 6) for outstanding independent early career researchers less than 7 years post PhD award, with strong publication record relative to opportunity (career interruptions may be accepted but need to be detailed). These positions provide a unique opportunity for early career researchers to establish their future research direction. Associates are expected to design and conduct innovative research programs, publish their work in highly ranked journals, supervise higher degree by research students and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine research projects, and apply for competitive external research funding. They will also be expected to provide up to 30 hours per year of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching per year within their area of expertise, with access to career development in education pedagogy within the school and University. It is essential that the successful applicants strive to maintain and grow a culture of collaboration and excellence in the work they do, their interactions with academic and professional staff, and their support and mentoring of students. 

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 in Veterinary or Animal Science who has: 

  • a PhD, with evidence of research output
  • demonstrated success in applying for external grants and completing milestones
  • evidence of an independent research program and expertise in an area of Veterinary Science or Animal Science

The School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with recruitment for this role in alignment with its strategic goals.

About us

Since the founding of veterinary science in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation’s best training in the health, welfare and conservation of animals. The School is amongst only a handful of vet schools globally that is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 1st in the Southern Hemisphere and 11th in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2019, and is rated a maximum 5/5 for research in the Australian Government’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia rankings.

Our School operates across two campuses, Camperdown (inner-city) and Camden (semi-rural) and has three teaching hospitals that provide unique learning experiences and research opportunities. The School also provides veterinary diagnostic services for clinicians and researchers using state of the art equipment across most animal species.

SSVS is home to over 70 academic staff and over 120 dedicated professional staff committed to ensuring the highest quality experience and outcomes for our DVM and research students. We employ a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research, which in turn, informs our teaching. Our community of approximately 500 veterinary students and 90 higher degree by research students are enabled to develop their skills in inquiry, evidence-based medicine and innovation.

SSVS has seven primary research themes and academic staff are encouraged to develop their interest in these areas:

• Infectious diseases and biosecurity;
• Animal welfare;
• Wildlife health and preservation;
• Food security;
• Genetics, genomic and taxonomy;
• Evidence-based Clinical Practice; and
• Veterinary Education

Researchers have access to world-class research facilities, either at the School and Faculty level or through specialist core research facilities available to all University research staff. For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/vetscience

To learn more about the Sydney School of Veterinary Science click here

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 6000 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.

For more information on Professor in Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Jacqui Norris, click here

How to apply
For further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant on +61 2 8627 7137 or recruitment.sea@sydney.edu.au

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

Please refer to the academic position summary for further details.
Job Reference No. 1544/1220F

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 26 January 2021

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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