Researcher in Material Fabrication for Tissue Regeneration

Camperdown, Australia
$97,043 - $107,516 + 17% superannuation
29 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term for 18 months, located on the Camperdown Campus based in the School of Physics
  • Opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team with internationally renowned research leaders
  • Base Salary $97,043 - $107,516 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Material Fabrication, Processing and Functionalisation for Tissue Regeneration. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team with internationally renowned leaders. You will be the key researcher implementing a breakthrough in tissue regrowth from concept to translatable demonstration. Our interdisciplinary team has performed initial proof-of-principle exploration on a new approach for tissue growth utilizing pluripotent stem cells seeded on plasma functionalized, resorbable polymer filaments to generate 3D, multi-cell type, tissue structures, Whilst the role is based in the School of Physics as it builds on the polymer and plasma technologies, it is expected that the focus of the work will be on cell culture and characterisation in the School of Medical Sciences. There will also be opportunities to engage with potential commercial parties for defining the next stages in development of this technology. In this role you will:

  • demonstrate research excellence and publish original research
  • develop research collaborations across interdisciplinary teams and industry
  • participate in research student supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • develop your profile through conferences and seminars
  • contribute to a positive, supportive and inclusive research environment

The School of Physics is committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access, and opportunity. We want to create an environment of world-leading teaching and research where individuality is welcomed and celebrated. We are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

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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 Research Fellow who has:

  • a PhD in Medical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline (or near completion)
  • a background and proficiency in cell culture
  • proficiency with brightfield and fluorescent imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy
  • the skills to clearly express ideas and communicate within a team environment
  • the ability to work independently and
  • across interdisciplinary teams

Desirable criteria include:

  • experience in materials science, especially polymers, including material characterisation
  • experience with culture and differentiation of embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells
  • familiarity with analysis of fluorescently labelled cells using software such as ImageJ/Fiji
  • experience in surface functionalisation
  • experience in flow cytometry
  • experience in specimen sectioning and histological techniques

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Sunday 08 January 2023 11:59 PM

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