Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Do you want to be part of a vibrant and collegial community of world-class mathematicians and statisticians?
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term contract. Base salary: $94,629 p.a. -$101,018 p.a. (Level A,6+), plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation
  • Located at CBD Campus, Camperdown – join a community of world-class mathematical and data scientists!

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) to conduct research in a collaborative research team based at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) at the University of Sydney, and Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), Westmead. This role will report in to Dr Pengyi Yang, carrying out scientific research in the broad area of computational systems biology and preparing and presenting scientific results in papers and conferences, co-supervising undergraduate and graduate research students, assisting in the recruitment of research students and continuously working towards attracting new funding. Additionally, you will help to coordinate the research of different researchers and eventually apply for independent research fellowship and collaborative research funding. 


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 Postdoctoral Research Associate who possesses experience in the following areas:

  • A PhD in an appropriate area such as (but not limited to) computational and systems, biology, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics and statistics or another closely related scientific discipline.
  • Proven research ability, and evidence of self-motivation and research potential
  • Demonstrated experience with omics, bioinformatics, systems biology and molecular biology
  • Demonstrated experience with machine learning, deep learning and data analytics
  • Proven excellence in written and oral communications, interacting with a variety of researchers and stakeholders
  • Proven commitment to producing high quality work and a demonstrated track record of high-quality publications
  • Demonstrated excellence in research within bioinformatics or computational systems biology through published research in refereed journals
  • Proven ability to write and contribute to bioinformatic, computational, statistical, or mathematical research papers
  • Proven knowledge of stem cells and development (desirable, not essential)


About us

We’re Australia's first university and have a global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading centre for research and education in the mathematical sciences in Australia. We attract outstanding undergraduate students and have a large cohort of postgraduate research students. The large cohort of postgraduate research students and many overseas visitors benefit from, and help to sustain, a world-class research environment. The School attracts significant research funding in the form of Australian Research Council grants, fellowships, and other competitive external funding and is home to the University of Sydney Mathematical Research Institute which has attracted $6.5M of philanthropic funding to date.

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. The University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, and applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

Late applications will be accepted but cannot be guaranteed consideration. Applicants seeking appointment at higher levels than those advertised should in the first instance contact the Head of School for a discussion. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.


All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 452/0220F to apply.


Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020 (Sydney Time)


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.

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