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Research Assistant in Veterinary Pharmacology
University of Sydney

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2023
Title Research Assistant in Veterinary Pharmacology
University University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department Faculty of Science’s Sydney School of Veterinary School in Camperdown
Application Deadline Feb. 20, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Pharmacology
    Veterinary Medicine - General
  • An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals
  • Part time (0.6 FTE) 16 months fixed term, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in the southern hemisphere and #22nd globally
  • Opportunity to undertake research relating to veterinary pharmacology and liquid chromatography medicine assays
  • Base Salary HEO5 (8 hours), $86,548 p.a. pro-rata. + 17% superannuation

 About the opportunity

 Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.

 We are seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to operate within the Faculty of Science’s Sydney School of Veterinary School in Camperdown. Reporting to Associate Professor Merran Govendir, the position provides technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator and the team to support the research activity and/or clinical trial requirements for the work area. This includes preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members, performing fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research laboratory by providing essential technical and operational support. The incumbent will be expected to coordinate the activities associated with research projects and work towards ensuring that experiments and other projects are prepared for and are run smoothly. When working in a laboratory, this may also include responsibility for any lab work carried out by students, providing teaching support (in terms of demonstrations in tutorials/practicals), and preparing equipment for experiments that are carried out. The position will also require some data analysis and preparing draft reports, presentations, and manuscripts.

 The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday
  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • opportunity for you to learn and enhance your skills and experience in a unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital
  • opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in academic opportunities
  • salary packaging available
  • generous relocation allowance
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

In this position, you will:

  • develop and work on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications
  • carry out scientific literary searches, and prepare literary reviews for further analysis
  • problem solve and use initiative and exercise sound judgement to prioritise workloads during busy periods
  • be involved in data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • develop and work on research projects, and use your expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern hemisphere and 22nd in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2022). Regarding research, the faculty is the highest ranked veterinary school in Australia (ERA 5/5). The School of Veterinary Science educates students and conducts research in veterinary and related sciences.

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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 Assistant who has:

  • a tertiary qualification in an appropriate discipline and/or relevant experience in related field
  • some experience with drug assay development
  • some experience with validate liquid chromatography drug assays
  • be prepared to learn to use pharmacological data to calculate pharmacokinetic parameters and indices
  • an ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • the ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

 Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the 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.

EEO statement

 At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Closing date for applications

 11.59pm, 20 February 2023

How to apply

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  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. (c) The University of Sydney

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