Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow, The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Canberra, Australia
Monday, 11 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary package: $73,309 - $111,365 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (2 years)

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

Clear Vision Research (, led by Dr Riccardo Natoli (ANU Medical School and The John Curtin School of Medical Research) is understanding what molecular factors cause the retina to degenerate with age and developing novel therapeutics and diagnostics for the treatment of retinal diseases including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This position requires a postdoctoral researcher, who will work alongside Dr Natoli, to assist in the growing this research team. We are looking for a dynamic researcher to join our research family and assist with currently funded retinal research projects, participating in grant writing and strategic planning as well as participating in industry funded commercial projects. We are looking for someone who is interested in both simultaneously developing their own skills while contributing to the development of the research group, pushing towards independence and developing their own academic path. Experience in an array of molecular techniques, and experience with ncRNA (including miRNA), exosomes and/or retinal research or related fields is advantageous. Experience with working with industry and execution of commercial funded research projects is also highly desirable.

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please visit

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For more information please contact Riccardo Natoli, T: +61 400 813 132 E:

Closing date: 8 December 2019

Position description: Postdoctoral Research Fellow.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.