Postdoctoral Fellow, Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Research Group with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full time, CDD until December 2024
  • An opportunity to receive research and clinical mentorship from internationally recognized leaders in the field
  • Base salary from $78,143 to $98,645 + 17% retirement pension

About the opportunity:

The world-renowned Parkinson’s and Related Disorders Research Group based at the Brain and Mind Center at the University of Sydney offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher to work closely with the team on a range of projects. funded by the NHMRC, developing new biomarkers aimed at understanding the pathophysiology underlying the disabling symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The team has led the field internationally in our understanding of a wide range of symptoms, including hallucinations, gait blocking, cognitive fluctuations and sleep disturbances; predict disease development from prodromal populations such as idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder; monitor disease progression; and generate translational insights from the pathophysiology of these disorders to guide therapeutic targets and clinical trials.

This role will give you the opportunity to receive research mentorship and clinical mentorship from internationally recognized leaders in the field. You will have access to a large existing dataset including clinical, neuroimaging, neuropsychological and physiological variables, as well as larger datasets derived from extensive international collaborative networks.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • work closely with the principal investigators of the study
  • develop new research ideas with the team
  • supervise junior researchers within the laboratory (e.g. PhD students, honors students)
  • write up results and analyzes for submission to high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • present results at local national and international conferences
  • liaise with various internal and external stakeholders, including study participants
  • learn or use existing skills to analyze neuroimaging and neurophysiology data
  • acquire, manage and analyze data (including statistical analysis)
  • build and maintain a reputation for academic excellence, while expanding knowledge and practice.

About you:

  • have a PhD in neuroscience, neuroimaging, physics, biomedical engineering or related fields
  • have demonstrated experience in clinical or basic research in neuroscience
  • experience in neuroimaging will be highly appreciated.
  • be able to manage large and complex research projects
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • have demonstrated experience in all aspects of the research process, including study design and implementation, analysis, communication and publication of study results
  • have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing deadlines
  • have exceptional interpersonal skills and experience building and maintaining strong relationships internally and externally
  • Demonstrate the ability to supervise junior researchers.

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Sponsorship/work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional on completing any pre-employment or background checks required by the role on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

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 that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

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