Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy and Physiology

Melbourne, Australia
Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time/Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Anatomy and Physiology
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Department of Anatomy and Physiology

The Department of Anatomy and Physiology has only recently come into fruition and is an amalgamation between the Departments of Anatomy and Neuroscience and the Department of Physiology. Both Departments have long and illustrious history and have come together to produce a Department with a remarkable breadth and depth in research expertise that underpin our key research themes of neuroscience, metabolism and cardiovascular sciences, muscle biology, and cell biology.

About the Role

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team on projects funded by the US National Institutes of Health. These projects apply a range of innovative neural tracing, microscopy and image analysis methods to develop 3D multi-scale maps that aim to define the development of vascular and neural systems of pelvic organs and map the features of these networks in adult systems

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Design and conduct the required research effectively and efficiently in the time frame of the supporting funding and under limited supervision.
  • Develop effective timelines and milestones based on goals of the research program.
  • Plan and carry out experiments focused on completion of research project aims to meet agreed timelines and milestones.
  • Independently collect, manage and analyse quantitative data, prepare figures and reports for publications.

About You

You are a keen problem-solver with excellent oral and written communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Your excellent time management skills to achieve project objectives and prioritise tasks, will set you up for success in this role.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A PhD level qualification in neuroscience, developmental biology or other disciplines providing relevant training.
  • A developing research profile, as evidenced by data collection for, writing and publication of original research in peer-reviewed international journals, conference and seminar presentations.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing immunohistochemical and microscopy experiments on neural tissues and/or organs, producing reliable, high-quality, quantifiable outcomes.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position description: 0056212_Postdoctoral Fellow_PD.docx

Applications close: 8 JULY 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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