Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
Salary: $69,148 - $93,830 (Level A)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

We are keen to recruit to our team an enthusiastic PhD qualified research scientist with strong expertise in analyses of neural circuitry. The Research Fellow will undertake research within a growing team that is funded by the SPARC (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions) initiative of the US National Institutes of Health.

The project is led by Professor Janet Keast, with Dr Peregrine Osborne and collaborators in the Bionics Institute. Our goal is to map neural circuits relevant to the lower urinary tract, to facilitate design of new closed-loop neuromodulatory therapies for treating clinical urological and pain conditions. The neuroanatomical mapping studies will involve several types of tract tracing, new viral tracing technologies and use of confocal and light sheet microscopy, as well as the opportunity to interact closely with international collaborators to extend current technologies.

The Research Fellow will integrate into the research and scholarship activities of the laboratory and the larger collaborative team, contributing to the preparation of successful funding applications and research publications and assisting with the supervision and training of research higher degree and undergraduate research students.

This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Position Description

Applications close: 20 Nov 2018 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time