Research Fellow in Physiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

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Auckland, New Zealand
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • World-class translational cardiovascular laboratory and environment
  • Outstanding research opportunity in New Zealand's highest-ranked University
  • A diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment
  • Full-time, fixed-term opportunity for up to 48 months

A talented researcher with experience in dynamic confocal imaging of living tissue and neurophysiology is being sought to join a world-class research team on a quest to discover mechanisms of cardiovascular and respiratory disease.

The project involves using state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging of the carotid body (glomus cells, vasculature, neurones) in combination with patch clamp recording in a range of novel in situ and in vitro preparations. The project includes in vivo gene transfer, optogenetics and pharmacogenetics.

The ideal candidate will have well-developed scientific skills, and confidence to tackle technical and scientific problems. You must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research. An ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must. You will join a highly vibrant research group conducting bench-to-bedside translational research.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this Position Description.

The position is funded by a prestigious five-year programme grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand in the Department of Physiology at the University of Auckland.

About the faculty

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's pre-eminent research-led University. Established in 1883, it is an international centre of learning and academic excellence. Our standing as New Zealand's leading tertiary institution is the result of our people. With 6,000 staff and 42,000 students, the University of Auckland is a large and complex organisation, with an absolute commitment to academic excellence.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences consists of six schools, including Schools of Nursing, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Population Health, Optometry and Vision Science, and the School of Medicine. Each school has internationally recognised excellence in their research.

The faculty's efforts see the University of Auckland rated among the top 1% of Clinical and Biomedical research institutions globally. The latest QS rankings have the University of Auckland ranked 83rd in the world. The University of Auckland is also the highest-ranked university in New Zealand for its research.

Why work with us

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand's leading university is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Five weeks annual leave per annum.
  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment that directly contributes to improving the lives of students

We also offer discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, please see our Staff Benefits page.

Perks of living in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, whilst the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high-quality schools, it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. 


Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Tuesday, 14 July 2020. Please include in a Research Statement within your application.

For further information and to apply online please visit

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