Research Officer, Nanotechnology and Biomaterials

Perth, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

6 months fixed term part time 0.8FTE 

$68,694 - $84,541 (FTE) plus 9.5% superannuation

In 2017, Curtin University climbed into the top 200 universities worldwide, placing it in the top one per cent of tertiary institutions in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius.

Curtin has acquired a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and industry partnerships, suitable for designing, synthesising, developing new drugs and new formulations. In addition, world-class staff have been appointed to teach and conduct research in this rapidly developing area of nanotechnology, pharmaceutical formulation and biomaterial research.  

Your new role

A unique role exists within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, as a Research Officer. Experienced in nanotechnology, biomaterials, and drug synthesis, you will join a highly productive lab and will be part of an industrial project, for 6-months, with the possibility of extension, depending on progress. You will:

  • Apply nano-formulation in drug design and delivery, effects on pancreatic β-cell and diabetes treatment
  • Carry out research experiments and lab duties as necessary 

You will bring to the role

  • Demonstrated experience in nano formulation, drug synthesis and analysis
  • Previous experience harvesting and formulating pancreatic β-cells is desirable

What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting career paths and trajectories including:

  • Conducting innovative work that will make real-world differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners

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What we need from you

Curtin University does not require you to address the selection criteria, however your cover letter and CV should include sufficient information to allow the panel to assess your claims against the selection criteria in the position description.

Applications close: 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019.

Contact details

For further information, please contact Dr Hani Al-Salami, Senior Lecturer, (08) 9266 9816, or


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.