Reproduction jobs in Sydney, Australia

Mar 9, 2022

Two opportunities for postdoctoral scientists to conduct world-leading fundamental research in oocyte biology and make transformational changes in modern reproductive medicine. Flexibility to appoint at Level A or Level B. 

Working with  internationally recognised research leader Professor Robert Gilchrist at the Fertility & Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Australia, you will undertake innovative research in the field of oocyte and ovarian biology, with the overall objectives of defining new mechanisms regulating female fertility and developing new fertility treatments for infertile and cancer patients. The research will focus on the mechanisms mediating oocyte-somatic cell communication and the determinants of oocyte quality, including in the context of reproductive ageing. A focus on cellular and molecular biology techniques will be employed using animal models and human tissues.

The Organisation

The Oocyte Biology Research Group conducts world-leading fundamental research to make transformational changes in modern reproductive medicine. Its aim is to understand the key mechanisms that regulate oocyte and ovarian function and female fertility, to make transformational changes in modern reproductive medicine.

The group is located in the heart of UNSW’s biomedical precinct on level 4 of the Wallace Wurth Medical Sciences Building. The biomedical precinct incorporates the School of Medical Sciences, the Wallace Wurth and Lowy Cancer Centres and the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, providing on-site access to world class biomedical research facilities.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

The successful candidates will enhance the science research profile of the research unit and attract external grant funding. You’ll also have a high level of research output in the form of peer-reviewed publications.  These highly collaborative roles will have significant interaction with other scientists and clinical partners.

These positions may require you to attend clinical sites e.g. at the Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick.  In line with safety and wellbeing obligations, NSW Health requires all workers in patient contact roles be fully COVID-19 vaccinated (or have a relevant exemption). Accordingly, UNSW requires any employee in this position to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated (or have a relevant exemption). UNSW will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made regarding COVID-19 vaccinations that affect our workforce.

To apply:  If contributing to Oocyte and Ovarian Biology research and translation is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Skills and Experience nominated in the Position Description, found here.

Applications close: 11.55pm, Sunday 27th March 2022