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Reporting to Associate Professor Michael Bowen, you will support the development of a preclinical testing pipeline (including in-house assays and assays run through contract research organisations or collaboration) for testing novel pharmacotherapies for treating neurodevelopmental disorders. Including establishing, running, and training others how to use in-house assays for testing novel pharmacotherapies for treating neurodevelopmental disorders. You will manage transgenic mouse colonies, including guiding breeding strategy and genotyping.  You will conduct research work and training on specific projects and in support of the broader research agenda for the work area. At least half of this role will involve a significant industry collaboration with an Australian biotech/pharma company. 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 Research Associate who has: 

  • a PhD (or near completion) that focused on preclinical behavioural science
  • undertaken rodent behavioural testing and colony management
  • awareness of drug dosing/multi-route administration
  • experience in creation and validation of novel behavioral assays and equipment
  • experience in mouse and rat social and motoric assessments, genetic mouse and rat models for neurodevelopmental disorders, including single gene mutations, multi-transgene insertions, and conditional models.

About us The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres, including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST). The School of Psychology provides an award course of accredited post-graduate training in clinical psychology Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) and combined MCP & PhD and in addition, maintains a Psychology Clinic, a community clinical service that allows trainees who are enrolled in the MCP to gain mandatory placement experience. To learn more about the School of Psychology 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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 Associate Professor Michael Bowen, click here 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  Please refer to the academic position summary for further details.Job Reference No. 1568/1220F Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position. Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 19 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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