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Postdoctoral Fellow - The Cell Membrane Biology Research Group

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Tutor / Associate Lecturer, Lecturer

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location - Sydney NSW Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The School of Medical Sciences is the largest School within UNSW Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW. The School is based largely within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic on High Street, Randwick.

The Single Molecule Science Unit’s aim is to obtain future research leaders to develop novel conceptual and experimental approaches for challenging problems in biology and medicine. As it is now possible to map interactions of individual molecules in time and space within the cellular and tissue architecture and thus link molecule processes to functional outcomes, the Unit’s goals are to turn this vision into reality. The Cell Membrane Biology Research Group is part of the Single Molecule Science Unit and is based in the Lowy Cancer Research Institute.

About the role:

  • Fixed term contract (March 2019 – December 2019) with possible extension, depending on funding availability
  • $75, 069 – $100, 090 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading

The group focus is to investigate signal transduction process and the organisation of the plasma membrane with advanced fluorescence microscopy methods and is part of a larger cohort of researchers with expertise in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, image analysis and cell biology. The role of Postdoctoral Fellow reports to the Scientia Professor

Further details are available on the attached position description. Download File Postdoctoral Fellow Level A SOMS PD.pdf

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree in Cell Biology, (Bio) Physics, (Bio) Chemistry, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced fluorescence microscopy and analysis, preferable single molecule imaging
  • Demonstrated experience in tissue culturing and transfection
  • Demonstrated experience in molecular biology and cell biology
  • A track record in publishing scientific research papers in a relevant area or field, and experience in grant writing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail with relevant computing and data analysis skills
  • Proven ability in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Contact: Merita O'Connell


Applications close: 11pm 24th January 2019

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