Postdoctoral Fellow – Gene Therapy and Vascular Biology Jobs at UNSW in Sydney

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  • Post Date: December 27, 2021
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Postdoctoral Fellow – Gene Therapy and Vascular Biology

Postdoctoral Fellowships with Industry — University of Oxford, Medical  Sciences Division

The prevalence of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is increasing globally with 1 in 5 Australians affected. PVD carries a poor prognosis, reduced life expectancy and risk of amputation. Graft failure and restenosis in PVD is observed in 30-40% of patients within 2 years due to re-occlusion and blood clots (thrombosis).  This project aims to develop a novel cell selective gene therapeutic to prevent complications in the management of PVD. 

The Opportunity

  • Fixed-term contract until the end of 2022 (with possible extension)
  • Level A: $79K – $106K base (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A) will be responsible for the conduct of experiments and analysis of data related to this program on gene therapy in vascular biology and cardiovascular research in Professor Khachigian’s Vascular Biology and Translational Research group in the Faculty of Medicine and Health  The incumbent will be responsible for taking a leadership role in the conduct of this project, working with basic scientists and vascular surgeons, identifying opportunities for collaboration and funding and assisting the broader team with other research related duties.

The project involves a range of molecular and cellular biology techniques, including but not restricted to plasmid/viral vector cloning strategies, construct purification, transfection/transduction analysis, mRNA expression analysis/RNA-seq, PCR, Western blotting, siRNA, cell culture, proliferation and migration studies, and possibly animal models of vascular disease and immunohistochemical analyses. 

Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in a related discipline, and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality academic research and conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.


  • Demonstrated expertise and practical experience in molecular and cell biology, tissue culture and immunohistochemical analyses
  • Demonstrated expertise in animal models, particularly models of vascular disease

How to apply

In your application, please include a resume and cover latter. Please also address the main skills and experience required in a separate document. See the details of the full position description

Please apply online through the UNSW jobs website – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):  

Professor Levon Khachigian                         E:

Applications close: 11pm, 13th January 2022



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