Title Postdoctoral Research Fellows in animal and veterinary bioscience, University of Sydney
Salary $100K-$135K
Location Sydney
Job Information

The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The Faculty of Veterinary Science is a leading provider of Veterinary and Animal Science education, and a leader in scientific research. The Faculty operates two campuses, one in Sydney city and one in rural Camden. The faculty provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines and is a leader in animal welfare and ethics and has implemented several research-led approaches to learning and teaching and used these to showcase student output of high quality.

The fellowship takes the form of a research-only appointment at Level A (step 6) for outstanding researchers less than 6 years post award of PhD (career interruptions may be accepted but must be detailed). In this position you will design and carry out research in the area of animal health or wildlife conservation and management or animal production under the guidance of an academic mentor. These fellowships provide a unique opportunity for outstanding early career researchers to establish their research directions. Fellows will be expected to design and conduct innovative research programs, to publish high impact papers, supervise HDR students and apply for research funding. The will also be expected to provide up to 40 hours per year of undergraduate or postgraduate teaching.

The fellows will contribute to one of the Faculty’s research themes of animal health, wildlife conservation and management and animal production (http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/research/themes.shtml) and join and forge new multidisciplinary teams across the university. One fellowship will be directly linked to research in feline medicine, another to Veterinary Pathology and Innovative Therapies.

Applicants should identify a faculty mentor who is prepared to host the fellow in their labs and develop their project applications with the guidance of the mentor. Applications without a mentor will not be considered. During the fellowship, fellows will receive research training and development in research project management, supervision, commercialisation and intellectual property.


1. Research plan. An outline of no more than three (3) pages describing the proposed research project including the following points:

Title of the project
Aims and significance
Research plan, methods and techniques
Budget outline (fellowship will come with $15K for research consumables, the budget should contain a plan for sourcing additional funds)

2. Letter of support from both your proposed mentor. Your proposed mentor must be affiliated with the Faculty of Veterinary Science and must indicate agreement to provide mentorship over the next 3 years.

3. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent. A copy of your official academic record must be included if you are not a graduate of the University of Sydney

4. CV/Track record (Including dates) including publications list (citation rates and journal impact factors) and other research productivity (e.g. grants and student supervision).

5. Referees. List the names, appointment details and contact details (including telephone and email addresses) for three referees (excluding the mentor or head of the unit where the project will be based) who are willing to provide a written report in support of your application upon request)

We are looking for outstanding independent early career researchers. Only outstanding independent early-career researchers with a strong publication record relative to opportunity should apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Enquiries to Professor David Emery by email david.emery@sydney.edu.au or +61 2 93513102 or Associate Professor Jan Slapeta by email jan.slapeta@sydney.edu.au or +61 2 9351 2025

General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner on 02 8627 0934 or dan.kuhner@sydney.edu.au

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 25 October 2015

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. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Title Laboratory Manager, Elanco Animal Health
Location Kemps Creek, New South Wales
Job Information

Manage the Efficacy and TAS laboratory functions and individuals to provide parasites and study end points, and ensure accurate and timely laboratory results for experimental studies. You will need to rely on your scientific discernment to plan, perform, interpret and report upon scientific experiments for the development of new animal health products and label extensions for existing products for the global and regional ANZ markets, in line with the business strategies of Elanco.

Collaboratively, operate and maintain instruments/equipment/facilities/parasite models, ensuring high quality output from the TAS & Efficacy Laboratories necessary for the conduct of GxP and non–GxP development and research studies at Yarrandoo. You will ensure that site requirements meet the highest scientific standards, and manage staff within the laboratories to achieve effective and efficient performance.


  • Manage and conduct laboratory activities and tests for the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of compounds and novel formulations.
  • Conduct specified tests in accordance with VICH Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice and/or OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Ensure compliance of the laboratories to the above standards
  • Ensure sufficient numbers, maintain and develop laboratory strains of parasites for the use in disease models
  • Use your scientific knowledge to assess future model needs, and implement additional systems
  • Collect biological specimens from experimental animals.
  • Utilize technology solutions to track, receipt and process biological specimens.
  • Manage the operations of the laboratory, including consumables & equipment, & individuals working within the laboratory, and provide input to the Section Head for continual improvements to the operation of the laboratory.
  • Act as an Investigator when directed in GCP and non GxP studies by developing protocols and reports in collaboration with Sponsor’s Representatives and project teams.
  • Manage studies, documentation and work according to, and in compliance with, external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOPs, VICH, OECD, GxP, HSE and AW)
  • Provide high level scientific into project teams as required
  • Plan, execute and coordinate daily and weekly work schedule to ensure project targets are achieved.
  • Act as a scientific advocate for Elanco
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other associates and external scientists to facilitate knowledge exchange.
  • Assist with training and mentoring peers as required.
  • Assist with identification, communication and planning activities within the Study Execution team to determine operational priorities – ensuring continuous improvement & efficiency across the team’s resources – people, equipment and framework.
  • Undertake reviews of Standard Operating Procedures applicable to laboratory functions.
  • Comply with all company local and global policies including EEO, anti‐discrimination, harassment, and health, safety and environment (OH&S) policies.
  • Perform any other duties or serve in such other capacity as may be determined by Company management.
  • Candidates must possess:

  • A recognized profile as a parasitologist preferably with PhD
  • Experience with ectoparasites highly advantageous
  • Experience with internal parasites required
  • Relevant experience with laboratory instrumentation highly advantageous.
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Must have strong problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of products, pests and diseases.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of standard laboratory practices and procedures.
  • Must be physically capable and skilled in handling animals.
  • Must be a team player and possess a high level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have experience of managing laboratory or scientific staff
  • Applications are to be made to Tanya Lupica, Talent Acquisition Consultant (t.lupica@lilly.com). Applications close 12 October 2015.

    Title Postdoctoral research associate position available in the Marine Genomics Project in Korea
    Salary commensurate with experience
    Location Seoul in South Korea
    Job Information

    The Marine Genome 100+ Korea project, a newly initiated, large-scale marine genomics project, aims to determine whole genome sequences and transcriptomes of > 100 selected marine species. The research team is seeking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person (postdoc or senior research associate, depending on one’s research career or achievement) who is able to work as one of our research team member.

    The candidate will be primarily involved in analysis of NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) data particularly from marine invertebrates using phylogenomics and comparative genomics approaches. The ideal candidate should have finished — a PhD in bioinformatics, with experience in the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data.

    The candidate will be responsible for:

    • Managing NGS data and analyses
    • Proactively identifying and incorporating new algorithms and technology to automate the analysis of marine genomes and to extend the features of existing analysis pipeline
    • Participating in a team of scientists to offer bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and other omics solutions
    • Training research staffs on the use of relevant bioinformatics software and tools

    The successful candidate is required to possess the following:

    • Ph.D. or equivalent in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Marine Biology or related field and experiences in two or more of the following areas: comparative genomics, transcriptome sequencing analysis, phylogenetic analysis, and/or genome wide association studies;
    • Experience with bioinformatics analyses, including programming in any scripting language (e.g. PERL or Python) and ability to handle a large data set efficiently using scripts, particularly in the analysis of NGS data;
    • Experienced skill for commercial and open-source bioinformatics tools and various public genomic databases;
    • Genome assembly of de novo genomes;
    • Knowledge of statistical software tools and packages (e.g. R);
    • Evidence of excellence in research and high productivity.

    Applicants should send a short research statement (including past, present, and future goals), CV, and the names and email addresses of at least 3 potential references as a single pdf file to Prof. Joong-Ki Park (Project PI: E-mail: jkpark@ewha.ac.kr).

    Title Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
    Location Canada
    Job Information

    McGill University is seeking an outstanding individual with demonstrated  leadership, excellence in scholarship, and administrative abilities to become  the next Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES).

    McGill University has established a global reputation for academic and research  excellence across a wide-ranging number of disciplines that distinguishes it  as Canada’s most international university and a leader in higher education.
    Information about McGill can be found at www.mcgill.ca. FAES is housed on  McGill’s Macdonald Campus, located on a beautiful 650 hectare waterfront  setting on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. The Macdonald Campus
    contains state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, training and research, an  arboretum, working animal and seed farms, horticulture centre and  greenhouses, and is connected to the downtown campus by public transit  and a McGill-operated shuttle service.

    FAES comprises the following academic units, all of which have both strong  undergraduate and graduate programs: Agricultural Economics, Animal Science,  Bioresource Engineering, Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Natural
    Resource Sciences, Plant Science, the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition,  and the Institute of Parasitology. In addition, the Dean of FAES presides over the  multi-Faculty program housed in the McGill School of Environment. The Faculty
    has approximately 1400 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, over 100  tenured and tenure-track academic staff, as well as lecturers and other teaching  staff, professionals, and administrative and support staff. The Faculty has strong
    research programs that are supported by national and provincial competitive  funding programs. Further information about McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural  and Environmental Sciences may be found at www.mcgill.ca/macdonald.

    Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean of FAES is expected to possess the expertise and vision to lead the Faculty in teaching, research and scholarship, and service. He/she will be an innovative thinker and excellent communicator and will be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research and the success of all students, faculty and staff. Experience in building diverse and collaborative teams, relating to a range of partners including local communities and municipal, provincial and federal governments, and an interest in or experience with fundraising will be important assets. The new Dean must have, or be willing to develop, the skills to work in French as well as English.

    McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It  welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic  minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual  orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further  diversification. All qualified candidates will be considered; Canadians and  permanent residents will be given priority.

    The review of nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will begin  immediately and will continue until the position is successfully filled. This  appointment is for a five-year renewable term, and will take effect 1 July 2015
    or as soon thereafter as possible. Applications and nominations should include  a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references  (who will not be contacted without consent of the candidate) and be forwarded
    electronically in confidence, to:
    Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.
    1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801
    Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W7

    Title PhD in Molecular Parasitology Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease
    Salary A stipend of ~$30K per annum is available to Australian and New Zealand students in addition to some relocation expenses.
    Location Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
    Job Information

    Are you interested in discovering and characterising pathogens using cutting-edge molecular techniques?   Would you like to know more about vector-borne diseases and learn advanced next generation sequencing and bioinformatics in a vibrant research group at Murdoch University?   We are studying potentially pathogenic microorganisms in ticks that have been collected Australia-wide from people and animals, and from the environment.   The research spans microscope-based parasitological techniques through to advanced molecular biology using the ion semiconductor (Ion Torrent) platform for deep sequencing and metagenomics of bacterial and protozoal organisms.   Successful applicants will be involved in fieldwork and in the lab. We seek an enthusiastic PhD student to be involved with every aspect of this highly relevant and exciting research that is fully-funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

    Please contact Associate Professor Peter Irwin, Vector- and Water-borne Pathogen Research Group, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, MURDOCH, WA 6150, or email: P.Irwin@murdoch.edu.au, with your CV if you would like to obtain more information.

    Location Durham, NC, U.S.A.
    Job Information

    SCYNEXIS is currently recruiting scientists to work in our parasitology drug discovery group. They  are looking for people to develop assays, test experimental compounds, and work with a multidisciplinary team to find new antiparasitic drugs, primarily aimed for control of helminths and arthropods. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. and postgraduate experience, particularly if they have experience working in a pharmaceutical or biotech company, although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates at all levels.

    Please contact Dr Bakela Nare,    (bakela.nare@scynexis.com or 919.206.7287), or send their c.v. to the address below.

    Bakela Nare, PhD
    Director of Biology


    SCYNEXIS, Inc.
    3501-C Tricenter Blvd
    Durham, NC   27713

    Attn.: Human Resources


    Title PhD scholarship available at Murdoch University
    Salary The stipend is $30,000 pa, tax-free.
    Location Murdoch University, Perth
    Job Information

    A PhD scholarship is available for an ARC Linkage project entitled “Innovative approaches to understanding and limiting the public health risks of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in animals in Australian catchments”.

    Project Background: Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the major public health concern of water utilities worldwide and are responsible for disease in a wide range of hosts including humans. Of the waterborne protozoan parasitic outbreaks that have been reported worldwide between 2004 and 2010, Cryptosporidium and Giardia were responsible for 95.5% of outbreaks. Cryptosporidium can be fatal in the immunocompromised and treatment failures are common. Both parasites are environmentally stable stage and are able to survive and penetrate routine wastewater treatment and are resistant to inactivation by commonly used drinking water disinfectants including chlorine. This proposal will target a key knowledge gap; the lack of quantitative data on human infectious species. Cryptosporidium and Giardia in animals and human sewage in catchments across Australia will be analysed using next generation sequencing and quantitative PCR. Quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) based on this data will be used to develop improved catchment management and risk mitigation strategies.

    We are looking for a hard-working motivated student to work with a team with extensive experience and expertise in this area.

    The studentship is available from late 2013/early 2014 for a duration of three years. The stipend is $30,000 pa, tax-free. The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. The successful applicant will have an honours degree, upper IIA minimum, or research masters in a relevant discipline.


    For more information contact: Prof. Una Ryan, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences on (08) 9360 2482 or email an application, including a full CV and an introductory letter describing any relevant experiences that would make you a suitable candidate, together with contact details for two referees to Una Ryan at: Una.Ryan@murdoch.edu.au