Research Fellow, John Curtin School of Medical Research

Canberra, Australia
$107,457 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
26 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Academic Level B
Salary package: $107,457 - $121,857 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full Time, Fixed Term (3 years)
Position description & Selection Criteria: PD and PEWER (3).pdf

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.

Position overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and Psychology, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

We are seeking an experienced, outstanding research fellow to join a dynamic, motivated interdisciplinary team who are developing the next generation of living bio-adhesives. The team will benefit from the world-class facilities at the ANU and will be based across the John Curtain School of Medical Research (JCSMR) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC)

The position is based at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and will be centred on the development of leading-edge bio-adhesives for the next generation of surgical glues. In practice, this will involve the development and application of bespoke biomaterial design, synthesis and analysis. Accordingly, we are particularly interested in applicants with significant experience in bionanomaterials synthesis, mechanical analysis of soft materials, and tissue engineering. 

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

Learn more about the groundbreaking research and work class facilities of the John Curtain School of Medical Research here

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

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Application information

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), and
  • No more than a two-page summary addressing your suitability against the selection criteria.

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

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

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: 27 March 2023