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Research AssociateFellow for Engineering Targeted Delivery Systems

About the opportunity 
Reporting to Professor Fariba Dehghani, the Research Associate/Fellow for Engineering a Targeted Delivery Systems, position will conduct research activity focused on the development of advanced technologies to enhance probiotics shelf life and increase their bioactivity. This will involve expertise in microencapsulation technologies, process design and installation, measurement of microbial viability, and in vitro and in vivo models of digestion.
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 Research Associate/Fellow who has:

a PhD (or near completion) in pharmaceutical, microbiology and food processing as well as food chemistry (or a closely allied field) from a reputable institution
strong experience in food chemistry and microencapsulation process such as fluidized bed dryer
an outstanding track record in developing novel targeted delivery systems using naturally derived compounds
extensive experience in analytical techniques such as bacteria viability test and flow cytometery.
a demonstrated ability to independently design and budget a research plan
demonstrated research skills together with a proven capacity for independently managing collaborative research projects
experience in research training, including the supervision of honours students
a strong record of achieving research outcomes (including conference and journal publications)
a proven track record of working collaboratively across different research disciplines
excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high level of competency in both written and spoken English

In addition, for the Research Fellow (Level B) position:

experience in successful competitive grants (ARC, NHMRC or equivalent) and professional report
experience in industry collaborative research
track record of product development and commercialisation
experience in supervision of HDRs
more than four years of postdoctoral research experience

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.
About us
The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offered Australias first university-level chemical engineering program. Since then, we have been committed to excellence in both teaching and research in chemical engineering, biochemical engineering and biotechnology, energy and environment, green product and process design, minerals processing, process systems engineering and sustainability.
To learn more about the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering click here
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on Professor Fariba Dehghani, click here
How to apply
For further information about the position or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant on +61 2 8627 7137 or
Please refer to the academic position summary for further details.
Job Reference No. 1068/0920F
Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position
Please note: Visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.
Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 12 October 2020
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.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Research AssociateFellow for Engineering Targeted Delivery Systems Sydney University
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