Full time, 3 years fixed term, located on the Camperdown, Camden or Narrabri Campus, at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, as appropriate for the project and by agreement with the Head of School
Exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Research Fellow to undertake research in an area of biological sciences related to sustainability and/or food security
Base Salary Level B $113,184 p.a. + 17% superannuation
About the opportunity
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) at The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint up to two Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Research Fellows in Biological Sciences to undertake research related to sustainability and/or food security. SOLES comprises research disciplines from the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, ecology, evolution, environmental science, animal science, food science, and agriculture. SOLES has more than 200 academic and research staff across these disciplines, who collectively form a highly productive and collaborative environment for research. The University of Sydney has world class strength in agriculture, soil science, plant breeding, ecology, molecular science, and food production.
The role is characterised as a Travelling Research Fellow. Accordingly, the Fellow(s) must be working and residing overseas at the time of application (and be prepared to travel to Australia to complete the Fellowship) or otherwise able to show how they can meet the travel component of the role. Australians and non-Australians are eligible and encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will have a track record of excellence in research publications and successful applications for research funding, demonstrating the clear potential to become an international leader in their field. The Research Fellows are expected to establish an independent research program and apply for external fellowships and funds to support their research program.
The successful applicant will have research interests that complement and/or enrich the existing strengths and expertise of the academic community within the School. They should have a track record of successful collaboration nationally and internationally and articulate a vision for potential collaboration within SOLES, across the University of Sydney, and beyond. The University places emphasis on research excellence and research with impact; inter-disciplinary research is encouraged. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in teaching, management, and administration as appropriate.
The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) brings together researchers in the life, earth, and environmental sciences to improve teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching.
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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 Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Research Fellows who has:
a PhD (or near completion) in an appropriate area related to biological sciences
a research program in biological sciences that will promote sustainability and/or food security
a track record of quality research publications as a first or senior author that demonstrate strength in a relevant field
significant experience of successful supervision of PhD students, either formally or on a day-to-day basis
a clear vision of how their planned research would complement and/or enrich the existing strengths and expertise of the School
previous experience of successful collaborative projects
demonstrated understanding and experience of relevant work, health, and safety issues including laboratory and/or field-based work for research undertaken in their discipline.
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Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.