Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dementia Research Centre

North Ryde, Australia
$97,621 - $104,622 (Level A) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation
03 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Salary Package: From $97,621 - $104,622 (Level A) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation
  • Appointment Type: Full time , Fixed term for 2 years
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde)

The Role

Seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with research in nanoparticles-based brain drug delivery for brain diseases (such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Brain cancer and Motor Neuron Disease) therapy, with a focus upon the evaluation of novel nanoparticle delivery systems that can cross the Blood Brain Barrier for targeted drug delivery into the brain.

We have a long-standing track record and have well established research structure and streams in nanoparticle-based brain drug delivery systems for brain disease preclinical therapy evaluation, and work cross the ARC Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Bio photonics, Macquarie Dementia Research Centre and Macquarie centre for MND research.

The focus of this position will be in the developing the developing of smart nanoparticle as new-generation brain delivery systems into mRNA/siRNA/CRISPR/antibody delivery applications for neurodegenerative diseases.

About You

This incumbent will have an understanding of advanced delivery system and siRNA therapy will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the day-to-day running of experiments and towards research in design and developing, evaluating nanoparticle-based brain drug delivery system for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease
  • Contributing towards the supervision of PhD students
  • Contributing towards the design and execution of experiments, analysis of experimental data and the preparation of scholarly publications
  • Participating in the preparation of research funding applications from internal or external sources

About Us

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied-health clinicians and researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

Macquarie Medical School is an integral part of Macquarie University's initiative to develop an Academic Health Sciences Centre. Its close relationship with Macquarie University Hospital provides a unique opportunity for both translational and health services research, as do the strong internal partnerships across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Clinical Trials Unit and the on-site resources of the Australian Hearing Hub. The department maintains active academic strengths in cancer medicine, neuroscience and vascular science and has established leading research programs in these areas of expertise.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we've grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today and learn more about the Dementia Research Centre.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:


  • PhD in a relevant organic chemistry or smart biomaterials -related discipline with relevant experience conducting research in drug delivery.
  • Proven ability to conduct high quality research, evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, and a history of research excellence evidenced by prizes or awards, relative to experience.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with team members.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of innovative research.


  • Knowledge and experience in relevant experimental techniques that may include blood-brain barrier models, brain drug delivery or transgenic mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a research laboratory including knowledge of relevant regulations and guidelines

Specific Role Enquiries: Associate Professor Bingyang Shi at

General Enquiries: Jasmine Xia, HR Assistant at

Applications Close: 11:55pm on Sunday 19 Mar 2023

Diversity and Inclusion

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We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

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