Postdoctoral Associate in Biophysics and Mechanobiology

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $95K - $105K + 17% superannuation
17 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 2 years fixed term. Located on the Darlington Campus at the School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Opportunity to contribute to innovative research biophysics, mechanobiology, biomaterials
  • Base Salary $95K - $105K + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Biomedical Engineering was established in 2019 to facilitate collaborative research excellence in the field of biomedical engineering.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Biophysics and Mechanobiology to join the team in the new mechanobiology and biomechanics laboratory (MBL) within the School of Biomedical Engineering. MBL established the innovative 4M approaches in Australia: Mechanics, Microscopy, Microfabrication & Molecular modelling to understand the emerging mechanobiology and implication in cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate in Biophysics and Mechanobiology who has:

  • a PhD in a relevant field specifically biophysics, cell biology and biomaterials with a strong hands-on PC1 and PC2 lab experience including a body of biological work published in peer reviewed journals. Applicants who have submitted their PhD for examination or will do so in the immediate future can be considered
  • experience in 2D cell culture, 3D spheroid/organoid culture, biomaterial development, flow cytometry, fluorescent and confocal microscopy operation and imaging
  • some knowledge and interest in programming, e.g. familiarity with using two or more of Labview, ImageJ, AutoCAD, MATLAB, 3D-max, PRO-E, SolidWorks and other engineering and physics software;
  • outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and the ability to conduct high quality research with increasing independence and to present that work in an engaging way

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EEO statement

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Tuesday 19 July 2022 11:59 PM

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