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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Feline Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Sydney
Reference No. 084/0113
The Faculty of Veterinary Science is a world-class facility for student learning, research excellence and animal welfare. Its campuses, both in Camperdown and Camden, are internationally recognised as leading providers of veterinary education and key contributors to best practice in animal welfare.
With access to the full breadth of the University’s internationally recognised academic credentials, this is an opportunity to improve diagnostic, treatment and health outcomes in cats in Australia and worldwide.
You will principally contribute to research in the faculty’s veterinary pathobiology group focusing on advancing diagnostic tests for feline infectious diseases including novel approaches such as Fluorescent In Situ Hybridisation (FISH). You will use existing and new methods developed to enhance our understanding of the in-vitro efficacy of prospective anti-viral treatments in cats, and assist academics to translate these findings to the design and implementation of clinical trials. This is also an opportunity to contribute to the development of future collaborative research related to feline infectious diseases.
You will be based at the Faculty of Veterinary Science closely conducting collaborative research with Associate Professors Jacqueline Norris and Paul Sheehy to advance our understanding of feline viral and bacterial diseases for the benefit of cats, cat owners and the veterinary profession in the area of advanced diagnostic methods and effective treatments.
You will contribute to:
• all aspects of research development including planning, design, delivery, management and evaluation of: (a) in-vitro experiments to assess the application of potential new anti-infective agents for treatment of bacterial and viral disease in cats; (b) new diagnostic tests for investigation of feline infectious diseases and their application to clinical samples
• the Centre for Veterinary Education program of continuing education to small animal practitioners in the field of feline viral diseases, to keep practitioners abreast of the latest technological developments especially in diagnosis and treatment
• the honours and postgraduate research teaching programmes in the faculty.
You will demonstrate:
• a PhD degree in veterinary science, applied microbiology, infectious diseases or molecular biosciences
• a degree in veterinary science or a degree in science with majors in virology or molecular biosciences
• well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work cooperatively with others in teams, strong communication and time management skills
• proficiency in at least some of the following: basic molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction, PCR, molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, viral culture, viral plaque assays, cell culture, statistical analysis and data interpretation
• ability to work successfully on a research project, including having highly developed research skills, managing a budget, ability to exercise initiative and meet deadlines
• evidence of research in the form of published international papers and successful grant applications
• ability to communicate technical concepts effectively in English
• ability to work with a team and assume a leadership role in field conditions.
The preferred candidate(s) will be required to obtain a statement from their medical practitioner that addresses their fitness in terms of the specific requirements as detailed in the position description.
The position is 0.5 part-time fixed term for three years available from early 2013 and is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
Remuneration package: $46K p.a. (consisting of a pro-rata base salary Level A Step 6, leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 8 May 2013 (Sydney time 11:30pm)
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.
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Senior Scientist - Microbiology/Phycology
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
• Excellent remuneration $66-74K + super
• Excellent lifestyle location: live & work by the coast!
• Varied & interesting role
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is the ideal location to live, work and play. This is an opportunity to have the work-life balance envied by your peers. With magnificent beaches, river systems and hinterlands, you’ll not only be challenged by the career opportunities and responsibilities offered, but also have abundant recreational and lifestyle options in the Mid North Coast’s premier locations.
This is a significant and important role in Council’s Environmental Laboratory, responsible for delivering Phycology and Microbiological technical and advisory services to the Laboratory and its customers in accordance with NATA/ISO accreditation and good Laboratory principles and practices.
To be successful in this role, you will have a degree qualification in Applied Science (Microbiology) with an advanced level of understanding in Phycology and Microbiology, teamed with excellent communication and organisational skills.
The Senior Scientist is remunerated at Grade 14 in Council’s 21 Grade salary system, currently between $66,600 and $74,900 per annum. This is a full time position working within Council’s flexible working hours practices.
When applying, please address the essential and desirable criteria, found in the role description, available on Council’s website www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au
Job specific enquiries should be directed to Dr Maree Smith, Laboratory Manager, on (02) 6581 8111.
Applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria should be received by the Human Resources Section, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, P.O Box 84, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 May 2013.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia
Microbiology Department 2IC
Are you a motivated, experienced Scientist with a passion for diagnostic microbiology? Are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, you will enjoy the challenge of a leadership role in Microbiology at Clinpath Laboratories, working as part of Sonic Healthcare, Australia’s largest provider of private pathology services.
The current range of routine testing across our Infectious Diseases Laboratory is varied, with work from both general practice and hospital patients. Sonic Healthcare is committed to providing healthcare services of the highest standard with ongoing commitment to quality improvement and technical advancement.
To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following:
- Suitable qualifications in Medical Science;
- Extensive practical experience and theoretical knowledge in the key areas of Clinical Microbiology;
- Complimentary experience in Infectious Serology and Molecular Biology will be highly regarded;
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development and new innovations in Clinical Microbiology;
- An ability to implement new methodology including set-up, testing and validation;
- Experience in a busy laboratory with an ability to manage demanding workloads and high customer expectations;
- The ability to motivate and lead the team members;
- The capacity to be a proactive problem solver;
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills; and
- Participation in a roster with shifts that cover 0700-2400, seven days per week. Participation in on call roster.
Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience will be negotiated with the successful applicant. A willingness to work within Clinpath’s values is essential.
Please contact Albert Lowe, Laboratory Supervisor on (08) 8366 2026 for a confidential discussion
Applications by close of business on Friday, 10th May 2013
Quoting reference number 1314
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