Postdoctoral Fellowship

Nick Smith Nick.Smith at uts.edu.au
Mon Dec 18 11:45:29 EST 2000

Dear Colleagues,
Alan Johnson and I have been fortunate to be awarded an Australian Research
Council grant and, as a result, have an exciting opportunity for a
postdoctoral research fellow in molecular parasitology.  If you know of
anyone who may be interested in this position please pass this information
on to them.
Many thanks,

Molecular Parasitology Unit
Faculty of Science
The Molecular Parasitology Unit is a Key Research Strength of the
University of Technology, Sydney.  The focus of the Unit is the study of
the molecular basis of the host/parasite relationship, with emphasis on the
Apicomplexa, a group of protozoa responsible for some of the world's most
serious parasitic diseases including malaria, toxoplasmosis, neosporosis
and coccidiosis. Research is undertaken in several fields including
immunology, stage differentiation and virulence, drug resistance,
development of novel vaccines and drugs, and bioinformatics.  For more
information about the Molecular Parasitology Unit please visit :
A position is available in the Unit for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a PhD
and research background in molecular biology.  Experience with protozoan
parasites, particularly those within the Phylum Apicomplexa is highly
desirable.  A strong research profile, as evidenced by publications in
recognised journals and presentations at scientific conferences, is also

The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research on the
heat shock proteins of Toxoplasma gondii and the immune response of the
host to this parasite. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years, funded
by the Australian Research Council, and is available from February 1, 2001.

Salary range : $44,743-54,347 pa. The University offers a wide-ranging
salary packaging scheme to all staff plus attractive superannuation..
Application Procedure : Firstly you should obtain the selection criteria
from the Recruitment Office on 02 9514 1087.  If you then require further
information contact Dr Nick Smith on 02 9514 4013, fax 02 9514 4026 or at:
Nick.Smith at uts.edu.au or Professor Alan Johnson on 02 9514 4063, fax 02
9514 4201 or at: Alan.Johnson at uts.edu.au
Applications should be received by 25 January 2001, include details of
three referees, quote Ref No. R10122000, and be addressed to:
Equity principles underpin all UTS policies and procedures.


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Dr Nick Smith			Molecular Parasitology Unit

Tel.  ++61 2 9514 4013		Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
FAX  ++61 2 9514 4026		University of Technology, Sydney
Email  Nick.Smith at uts.edu.au	Westbourne St, Gore Hill, NSW, 2065, Australia

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