Postdoctoral Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research

Canberra, Australia
$76,271 - $95,732 per annum plus 17% superannuation
27 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level A
Salary package: $76,271 - $95,732 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Fixed term, full time appointments for 36 months

Working at ANU

This is an opportunity to work with a world class University that undertakes cutting edge research and has a strong tradition in research-led teaching excellence.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid arrangements working both on our beautiful, green campus and working remotely,
  • Generous paid parental leave entitlements of up to 32 weeks. We are one of the leading employers in Australia for parental leave entitlements,
  • Designated parent rooms, quiet spaces and childcare facilities on campus,
  • Career support, training, mentoring & upskilling opportunities.

For more information on a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs, please click here.

A Diverse and Inclusive Team

ANU is introducing measures to support the recruitment, inclusion and retention of employees with disability. To find out more, please click here.

ANU is a large, diverse employer with staff working across numerous professions (see the full list of available roles here. We are a recipient of the bronze award through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program and a platinum member of the Australian Network on Disability. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and identities and from individuals who may have had a non-linear career path, career gaps or career breaks.

The positions

We are seeking two outstanding postdoctoral research associates to join a friendly, motivated interdisciplinary team who are developing the next generation of engineered living materials. The team will benefit from the outstanding facilities at the ANU and will be based across the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) within the College of Health and Medicine and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) with in the College of Science.

The position based at the JCSMR will be centred on the development of tumour-on-a-chip models for the high-throughput analysis of cell-based immunotherapies. In practice, this will involve the development and application of bespoke 3D bio-printing protocols as well as high-content imaging. Accordingly, we are particularly interested in applicants with experience in 3D tumour models, cancer biology immunology, and tissue engineering.

The position held at the RSC will be focussed on the development of non-mammalian based engineered living material structures. Here, synthetic biology will be coupled with bio-design to 3D bio-print microbial (E. coli, yeast etc.) systems that can respond and adapt to external stimuli (e.g., light, temperature, stress–strain etc.). We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in biochemistry, synthetic biology and materials science.

Learn more about the ground breaking research and world-class facilities of the Research School of Chemistry here and the John Curtin School of Medical Research here

For further information, please contact Professor Adam Perriman, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria. Please specify if you are applying for a role at RSC or JCSMR
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The committee will consider candidates that do not meet one or more aspects of the selection criteria.

If shortlisted, candidates will be asked to complete a:

  • 30 minute interview using behavioural interview questions
  • A 10 minute presentation on how their research aligns with the new research programme.

If you require adjustments to participate in any of the above assessments, please contact our HR team at E:

Any adjustment request or the disclosure of disability will not be communicated to the selection committee without the candidates consent and it will not having any bearing on hiring decisions.

For examples of common reasonable adjustments, please click here.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

Closing Date: 15 January 2023

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