Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cell Biology

Adelaide, Australia
12 May 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

(Level A) $86,587 to $92,796 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply

Fixed term, Full-time position commencing July 2019 and ending April 2021

Exciting research based role requiring strong project management and relationship building skills

The University of Adelaide is a key Research Partner in developing the antimicrobial surface with Corin. Reporting to the Professor of Orthopaedic Research, with reporting responsibilities to the Principal Antimicrobial Consultant at Corin, you will work with laboratory scientists, professors and Corin commercial business leaders to assist in bringing this ground breaking technology from the bench to the bedside.  You will be the main conduit between the University and Corin, capturing and transferring the outputs of scientific experiments into commercial objectives.

Corin are a leader in orthopaedic innovation and have pioneered a number of landmark orthopaedic developments since its foundation in 1985.  Through these groundbreaking products, they have been able to improve the quality of life of thousands of patients around the world.  Corin, in partnership with the Innovation Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, is funding a $6million research program to market a novel antimicrobial surface that may be applied to orthopaedic implants and you could be a part of this exciting opportunity.

To be successful you will need:

  • Masters, or PhD in Cell Biology (or similar).
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Strong understanding of commercial objectives.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with Smartsheet, Salesforce or equivalent project management tools.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 10 June 2019

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Gerald Atkins
Professor of Orthopaedic Research
Adelaide Medical School
P: +61 (8) 8313 7214

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences HR Team on or call +61 (8) 8313 8171

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.