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Senior Research Officer, Sydney Nanohealth Initiative


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  • Excellent opportunity to support the pan-University, Sydney NanoHealth initiative
  • Funded by David Anstice donation, supporting the Sydney Nano Director across the NanoHealth Network
  • Full time fixed term until April2023 offering a base salary of $95K p.a., plus leave loading and generous employer's contribution to superannuation
About the opportunity

This role has been philanthropically enabled with the generous support of Mr David Anstice. The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano) is looking for a self-driven Senior Research Officer to join their high performing team. This is a great opportunity to work closely with the Director of Sydney Nano to support the institute's NanoHealth initiative. This initiative will endeavour to enhance the University's research at the convergence of nanoscience, nanotechnology, medicine and health across the broad spectrum of the University's health ecosystem including, biology, physiology, pharmaceutics, microbiology, pharmacology, dentistry, ophthalmology, drug discovery and drug delivery.

You will utilise your strong operational skills to act as secretariat for the Nanohealth Steering committee and activities of the research streams. You will use your engagement and collaboration skills to liaise with academic and research professional members of the initiative as well as clinicians and health-care professionals who form part of the University of Sydney's health and medicine ecosystem.

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 Senior Research Officer who can demonstrate:
  • excellent stakeholder management skills across a wide range of disciplines and stakeholder types
  • capability to translate research concepts/ outputs into high quality visual PowerPoint presentations
  • experience in planning and preliminary analysis to investigate and support scoping of research programs/projects
  • tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field.
  • an understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • an ability to organise and prioritise work, sometimes under pressure and with competing priorities.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all 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.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing time: 11:30 pm, 5th April 2021

If you would like to have a copy of Position Description, please email

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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