20 de noviembre de 2012


FACULTY OF SCIENCE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES REFERENCE NO. 1318/0812 The University of Sydney is Australia's first University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students. The University's School of Biological Sciences has over 30 academic staff members who are active in teaching, research, and have outstanding international reputations. The interests of the academic staff span molecular biology; genetics; cell biology; physiology; behaviour; biodiversity; ecology and evolution of Australian plants and animals; and student-learning in biology. The practical applications of this expertise include conservation and management of natural resources; biotechnology; bioinformatics; disease control; and teaching and learning procedures and resources. We have two postdoctoral research positions available to work with a new research program on various aspects of virus evolution, emergence and epidemiology being established by Professor Edward C. Holmes (NHMRC Australia Fellow). Particular areas of research interest include the (i) molecular evolution and epidemiology of pathogenic viruses, and (ii) the evolutionary biology of emerging viruses, with a particular emphasis on determining the general adaptive and ecological mechanisms that underpin successful cross-species virus transmission. You will also be expected to take part in collaborative projects with other research groups in Australia and overseas and will have the opportunity to produce and contribute to scientific research publications and to take on responsibility for graduate student supervision where appropriate. The position is full-time fixed term for two years subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees; further offers may be available subject to funding, need and performance. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. Remuneration package: up to $99K including base salary level A, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. Some support towards relocation and visa sponsorship will be available for the successful appointee if required. All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply. CLOSING DATE: 6 December 2012 (11:30pm Sydney time) 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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