Grant-Funded Researcher (A) - Ramsay Fellowship in Applied Science

Country: Australia;

City: Adelaide

Vacancy added: 16.01.2019


Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 17.03.2019


Level A ($85,307 to $91,425) per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% may apply.

Fixed term contract for four (4) years.

Following a generous donation, the Faculty of Sciences is now calling for applications for a Ramsay Fellowship in Applied Science from outstanding early-career researchers. The Fellowship is a fixed-term position for a period of four years full-time equivalent and is intended for candidates who have demonstrated significant potential in applied science research in their early post-doctoral years.

Under the terms of the fellowship, applicants who have had post-doctoral experience in organisations other than The University of Adelaide and are currently working overseas will be strongly preferred.

As further outlined in the Ramsay Fellowship Guidelines document (please click on the Position Description link below), a Ramsay Fellowship in Applied Science may be taken up within one of the four Schools in the Faculty of Sciences at The University of Adelaide, and the application must be accompanied by a letter of support from the relevant Head of Department including identification of the senior academic staff member who will act as the direct supervisor and/or mentor for the applicant. For further information regarding research within the Schools of the Faculty of Sciences please visit our website:

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent higher degree awarded within the last eight (8) years, or equivalent research experience in the relevant area;
  • An outstanding research record (see Fellowship Guidelines document for more detail);
  • Ability to maintain an active and innovative research program;
  • Ability to supervise and motivate research students;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Australian citizenship at the time of application.


Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and upload your application in accordance with the Ramsay Fellowship Guidelines document (please click on the Position Description link below). Applications close 11.55pm (ACDT), 17 March 2019.


For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mr Jim Deed

Research Development Manager, Faculty of Sciences

P: +61 (0) 8 830 35650



The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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