The of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of the world’s leading universities. In 2017 it was ranked as the world’s 26th most reputable university and in the top 0.25%. Its graduates are additionally ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 and 16,627 graduate students.

The of Sydney allow outstanding postdocs the to conduct innovative, multidisciplinary work at one of world’s top 50 Universities.




  • A full salary (Level A8 of the ’s Academic salary scale – currently $96,905 per annum, plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • $25,000 research grant at the commencement of the
  • Minimum cost airfare direct to Sydney, and return to point of departure on expiry of the
  • Four weeks’ annual leave per year
  • Admission to the Sydney Society of Fellows.


  • Outstanding track-record of research achievement
  • Awarded PhD no earlier than 1 January 2012 and no later than 1 January 2018
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants seeking to join the from another organisation in Australia or from overseas
  • Applicants with a PhD awarded by the of Sydney may apply, provided they have held a paid position at another organisation after the award of their PhD (refer to guidelines).

Eligible Regions: Open for all


Application Deadline: September 11, 2017

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